“I am sick to death of poor people”: The Riot Club launches raucous first trailer

British stars Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Jessica Brown Findlay, Natalie Dormer, Tom Hollander and Douglas Booth all appear in the new film based on Laura Wade's play Posh


The last time we saw Max Irons spattered in blood, he was adopting a regal pose in BBC1’s The White Queen. This time around he’s a member of the infamous Riot Club – inspired by Oxford’s real-life Bullingdon Club which counts Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson among its past members. 


Irons stars in The Riot Club – a new film based on Laura Wade’s award-winning stage play Posh – which has released its first full trailer also featuring Douglas Booth (Noah), Freddie Fox (Parade’s End) and The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin, as well as Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown-Findlay, Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations) and Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer. 

Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Eductation) and set at Oxford University (“where rich kids first taste power”), the film charts the course of one riotous evening gone bad for this crop of young, spoilt-rotten students. Take a look at the fall-out below… 

The Riot Club is released in UK cinemas on 19 September 2014