Former child star Nicholas Hoult is to lead the cast in the movie adaptation of John Niven's bestseller Kill Your Friends.

Owen Harris will direct the project, which is set in the music industry at the height of Britpop in 1990s.

Niven's 2008 novel was based on his own experiences as an A&R man for prominent record labels in London.

Both Robert Pattinson and Rafe Spall had previously been linked to the role of Steven Stelfox in the film.