American heartthrob Ansel Elgort is set to lead the upcoming biopic drama “Billionaire Boys Club” (BBC), based on the real-life story of a group of rich boys in Southern California during the 1980s.
Under the direction of James Cox, Elgort will be starring alongside English star Taron Egerton, and will unite with his “Baby Driver” co-star Kevin Spacey.
Based on a true crime story, BBC was a Los Angeles investment-and-social club founded by Joe Hunt, following a group of rich young men as they pursue a scheme to get rich quick, known as the Ponzi Scheme.
But things turn awry when the club lost millions at the hands of a con-man. So, a desperate Hunt and other club members turned to murder, killing several wealthy men in order to raise funds for his club.
The highly publicised case spawned a 2-part miniseries in 1987, which starred Judd Nelson as Joe Hunt. For the 2018 remake, Nelson play the role of Hunt’s father.
Before the release of the movie, come and get to know the characters from the highly anticipated movie!
1. Ansel Elgort as Joe Hunt
Joe Hunt (real name, Joseph Henry Gamsky) is the ambitious entrepreneur who founded the Billionaire Boys Club. Hunt is not only the group leader of BBC but also the financial expert of the Ponzi schemes and the mastermind behind the murder of investor and con-man, Ron Levin. In 1987, Hunt was convicted for the murder and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
2. Taron Egerton as Dean Karny
Dean Karny is a professional tennis player and the second in command for BBC. As Hunt’s best friend and partner, together they convinced a clique of ex-classmates from the Harvard School for Boys to invest in the BBC. After Hunt was convicted for murder, Karny served as the state’s witness in the trial and received immunity in exchange for his testimony.
3. Kevin Spacey as Ron Levin
Ron Levin is a journalist, con-man and one of the investors of BBC, who allegedly swindled millions from the group, leading to the downfall of BBC. In the movie, Levin is described as a gay man who tricked the young men into launching a Ponzi scheme, and this eventually led to his murder.
4. Emma Roberts as Sydney
Sydney is Joe Hunt’s love interest. She is a fictional character created for the film and Roberts told Just Jared that her character’s look is inspired from American singer Debbie Harry. “We got to do amazing 80s fashion. Kind of like Debbie Harry, not so much shoulder pads. My character is rock ‘n’ roll-inspired, which I loved, and my hair and makeup direction was Debbie Harry,” he shared.
5. Suki Waterhouse as Quintana
Quintana is also a fictional character made for the film. Not much information about her character is revealed except that she is the love interest of Dean Karny, and one of Sydney’s best friends.
Described as a cross between “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Less Than Zero”, the movie is set to be released on 19th July 2018 in nationwide cinemas.
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