Continuing our coverage from the capital’s celebration of film we present our red carpet interviews from the UK Premiere of Thoroughbreds held at the 2017 London Film Festival.

The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, and Anton Yelchin. The film is written and directed by Cory Finley.


Speaking with NoFilmSchool following the film’s Sundance debut, Finley talked about moving from ‘Off-off-Broadway’ to the trials of pitching his film as a first time writer/director. He discovered while writing Thoroughbreds that it was turning out to be a story which would be told best cinematically.

“This whole movie takes place in a big mansion; on stage, you’re just looking at one room of the mansion. I knew that I wanted to use the rest of the mansion as fully as possible when turning it into a film, so I thought a lot about The Shining— the way that movie takes you through every nook and cranny of the Overlook and builds so much mood and tone through architecture.”

Below you can see our interview with Finley and two of the brightest rising stars, Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke.

Scott Davis and Colin Hart were our team on the carpet, here’s how they got on.

The film is released on the 9th of March, 2018 in the UK and the US.

Thoroughbreds Premiere Interviews