On 5 February 2013 it was reported that HanWay and Blueprint Pictures would produce the adaptation of the play Posh written by Laura Wade. The producers would be Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin, with the BFI Film Fund and Film4 Productions. On 15 March 2013 Robert Pattinson, Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Douglas Booth were understood to be under consideration to play the lead. On 18 March Max Irons was confirmed as the lead. On 19 May 2013 Sam Claflin also joined the cast, as well as Douglas Booth. On 20 May 2013 Universal Pictures International acquired the UK and Irish rights to the film. On 11 July 2013, Natalie Dormer also joined the cast.
|Runtime||1 hr 47 min|
|Premiere: World||$3 517 925 September 19, 2014|
|Other countries||$3 510 191|
|Premiere: USA||$7734 March 27, 2015|
|Digital: World||March 27, 2015|
|Parental Advisory||Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking, Profanity, Frightening & Intense Scenes, Violence & Gore, ..., Sex & Nudity|
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Posh (United Kingdom)
DescriptionTwo first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
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