Watch Nick Jonas Haze Fraternity Pledges in ‘Goat’ Trailer
If you’ve ever felt a burning desire to watch Nick Jonas play the role of a frat brother who hazes college freshman, you’ll soon have your chance!
The official trailer for the anti-hazing film Goat made its way online today (July 7), months after its initial screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The movie stars Ben Schnetzer as 19-year-old college freshman and assault survivor Brad Land, who rushes the same fraternity his brother Brett (Jonas) is already a member of, in an effort to stay close to him. The movie depicts the horrors of fraternity hazing, which is not technically allowed but continues to take place in colleges and universities around the country, despite resulting in the deaths of several pledges over the years.
Goat's screenplay is based on a memoir of the same name by author Brad Land, and depicts the author’s experience pledging a fraternity months after he was involved in a horrific carjacking, during which he was brutally assaulted.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jonas said of the film’s opposition to hazing: “If we can raise our hand and say look at this and see this story and see what it does to you, we’ve done our job."
Goat was co-produced by James Franco -- who also appears in the film as a legacy student who returns to the fraternity for a night of partying -- and was co-written by Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green along with Goat director, Andrew Neel.
Check out the trailer above. Goat hits theaters on September 23.
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