Prometheus Rafe Spall has signed to star in the Owen Harris adaptation of John Niven‘s hilariously satirical novel Kill Your Friends, a dark tale of the Britpop music industry’s excesses and idiosyncrasies.
The film follows ‘an A&R man who, desperately searching for the next big hit, takes the concept of killer tunes to a murderous new level.’ Compared to American Psycho, the satirical nature pointing out the money interests of the music industry has been the hysterically dark selling point of the novel.
Niven also wrote the script for the upcoming Kill Your Friends movie.
Robert Pattinson reportedly wanted to star in movie remake of the novel two years before, playing the same role of Artist and Repertoire man Steven Stelfox. However, it was nothing but a recycled rumor.
The project is aiming to shoot in early 2013.
Spall, also seen in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, has joined the romantic comedy The F Word with Megan Park and Mackenzie Davis on board.
As for Harris, he most recently directed TV dramedy ‘Holy Flying Circus’ about the reaction to Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
Check out the opening title sequence filmed for the course of the master’s degree program.