Directed by James Cox and starring Taron Edgerton, Suki Waterhouse, Kevin Spacey, Emma Roberts and Ansel Elgort
Like a cross between LESS THAN ZERO and THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB is the true crime story of the ambitious entrepreneur Joe Hunt, whose company of affluent young men from Beverly Hills, the BBC, grew into a Ponzi Scheme that turned homicidal in the Summer of 1984. Based on the unbelievable, but true story of the rise and fall of two outsiders, BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB traces the wild ride of financial whiz kid Joe Hunt (Ansel Elgort) and tennis pro Dean Karny (Taron Egerton) whose investment pool propels them into the upper echelons of L.A. in the early 80s.
Joe has a gift for numbers and Dean’s got the connections to L.A.’s powerful and privileged trust fund babies. With their charisma and unbridled ambition, the two convince a clique of ex-classmates from the Harvard School for Boys to invest in the Billionaire Boys Club (BBC). Overnight, Joe and Dean become the rock stars of the L.A. social scene – a world dripping with money, sex and celebrity. Their lavish lifestyle and impressive returns obscure a snowballing fraud, as it attracts investors like Ron Levin (Kevin Spacey), a Beverly Hills high-roller.
But when Ron’s seven figure stake in the BBC turns out to be a total scam, Joe’s efforts to close a billion-dollar energy deal are shattered. Success at all cost drives Joe to extortion and things turn horrifically violent. As Dean’s loyalty wavers and the body count rises, Joe must make a moral choice: to choose between freedom and his own redemption.