Goat: Directed by Andrew Neel, Co-Written by David Gordon Green

Directed by Andrew Neel, co-written by Neel, David Gordon Green and Mike Roberts, based on the acclaimed memoir by Brad Land, GOAT provides a powerful portrait of masculinity, violence and brotherhood.

The tale centers on 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer), reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer.  Determined to get his life back to normal, he goes to college.

Brett (Nick Jonas), Brad’s brother, is already established on campus.  His 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.

Andrew Neel has previously directed King Kelly and Darkon.

The film is produced by Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa with Rabbit Bandini’s James Franco and Vince Jolivette.