September 7, 2016 - 13:38 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Paramount Pictures has debuted an NSFW trailer for Andrew Neel's hazing drama "Goat". The newly-released restricted trailer puts its focus on James Franco's cameo appearance as Mitch, who is seen asking to get punched in his stomach, and sees Ben Schnetzer as Brad Land who pledges Phi Sigma Mu, the same fraternity his brother Brett (Nick Jonas) is in.
"Hazing runs contrary to our core concepts of brotherhood and is prohibited in all forms," one member of the fraternity says. Though hazing is not allowed on the paper, the brotherhood apparently doesn't follow the rules as several scenes show the hazing rituals which include drinking games and pranks done by the upperclassman. There are also many nude scenes featured in the trailer.
Set to hit U.S. theaters on September 23, the synopsis reads, "Reeling from a terrifying assault, 19-year-old Brad Land enrolls into college with his brother Brett and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests the boy and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways."
Neel directed "Goat" from a script he co-wrote with Mike Roberts and David Gordon Green. The film was co-produced by Franco along with Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa and Vince Jolivette. Other cast members include Virginia Gardner, Danny Flaherty, Austin Lyon, Jake Picking, Kevin Crowley, Brock Yurich, Jenny Marie Mitchell and Patrick Murney.