The synopsis is as follows:
Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett, is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.
Admittedly Schnetzer’s role in Warcraft earlier in the year didn’t impress me much but yet somehow I’m more captivated by his role here in a two minute trailer which actually makes me interested in checking out the film. The premise is something I’ve surprised it’s taken this long for a film to look at the more negative aspects of pledges for fraternities. The cast also includes Gus Halper, Daniel Flaherty, Virginia Gardner, Austin Lyons and James Franco.
Goat is scheduled for cinematic release on the 23rd September.