If you haven't added the upcoming 'Billionaire Boys Club' movie to your must-watch list, you're totally missing out
The movie revolves around the titular 'Billionaire Boys Club' (BBC), an investment-and-social club that ran get-rich-quick Ponzi schemes. Led by friends Joe Hunt (played by Ansel Elgort) and Dean Karny (played by Taron Egerton), the BBC members amassed huge amounts of money to support their own lavish lifestyles.
But all the fun and games soon came to an end, and things took a deadly turn when the BBC are in turn conned by one of their investors, Ron Levin (played by Kevin Spacey).
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'Billionaire Boys Club' is actually based on real-life events that took place in Southern California during the 1980s and involved more than one murder
The members of the original BBC consisted of students from the the Harvard School for Boys in Los Angeles. They were all sons of wealthy families that were both inexperienced and had trouble proving themselves with legitimate businesses, which is why the get-rich-quick plan posited by the BBC appealed to them.
Together, they ran Ponzi schemes to gather money from investors and spent it all on living the atas life. But the club eventually started running low on funds in 1984, causing its members to take a dark turn towards murder. It's said that at least two people were killed in their attempts to get more money.
The most notable of their murders was that of Ron Levin, a con artist who posed as an investor, and allegedly ended up conning them out of over USD4 million. Interestingly (and perhaps even a little creepily), witnesses have claimed to have spotted Ron Levin in various countries after his murder.
We won't go too much into the details of the court case because #spoileralert, but it's definitely an interesting one to read up on if you're into that kind of thing.
Fans of Ansel Elgort ('Baby Driver', 'The Fault in Our Stars', 'Divergent') and Taron Egerton ('Kingsman', 'Sing', 'Robin Hood') can look forward to seeing them take on a different kind of role
As they'll each be portraying Joe Hunt and Dean Karny, the big players behind the BBC, it'll be interesting to see how they branch out from the gentlemanly roles they've been playing so far, and step into the shoes of a darker sort-of villain role.
Plus, these other actors and actresses are also playing significant roles:
- Kevin Spacey ('House of Cards', 'Horrible Bosses') as Ron Levin, the con-man who tricks the BBC and ends up being murdered
- Emma Roberts ('Nerve', 'We’re The Millers') as Sydney, the love interest of Joe Hunt
- Suki Waterhouse ('Insurgent', 'Future World') as Quintana, the love interest of Dean Karny
Rounding off this star-studded ensemble cast that any movie buff would be excited for are Jeremy Irvine, Cary Elwes, Judd Nelson, and Billie Lourd.
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Don't forget to catch 'Billionaire Boys Club' in local cinemas nationwide when it comes out on 19 July 2018
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