One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was The Riot Club. Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) from screenwriter Laura Wade’s adaptation of her critically-acclaimed play, Posh, the film follows two Oxford University freshmen who begin the initiation process to join the infamous and highly selective Riot Club. As the story progresses and the rambunctious initiation comes to a close, issues of class and social status come to a head from the point of view of the young, rich, and spoiled-rotten. The Riot Club stars Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Granger, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Natalie Dormer. For more on the movie, read Adam’s review from TIFF.
Shortly after the film’s premiere, I landed an exclusive video interview with Douglas Booth. He talked about what the last year has been like for him, the experience of making The Riot Club, how the characters were developed from the stage to the screen, his research for the role, if the script changed during production, working with the Wachowskis on Jupiter Ascending and he revealed that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will begin shooting in London very soon. Hit the jump to watch.