‘Thoroughbreds’ Trailer: Anton Yelchin, Anya Taylor-Joy Star in Pitch-Black Comedy/Thriller

It’s still odd to realize Anton Yelchin is gone, thanks to a horrific and unfortunate accident last year. The guy was ready to break out, and if you need any more proof of that check out the trailer for Thoroughbreds, one of his posthumous starring roles (he has a few).

The film was a hit at Sundance, and it looks like a pitch-black comedy/thriller hybrid about rich girls who need a drug-dealing hitman to take care of a bothersome stepdad. Check out the trailer:

Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily’s contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another’s most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.


This looks like a blast for fans of the super uncomfortable violent comedy thriller genre. Soak up these Yelchin roles while you can, because the list is finite. The third star here is Olivia Cooke, most recently from Bates Motel and Me, Earl and The Dying Girl.

Thoroughbreds opens March 9, 2018.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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