By Joey Nolfi
Updated July 07, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Nick Jonas recently fell victim to both a masked killer on Scream Queens and Tove Lo’s charms in the “Close” music video, but the just-released trailer for Goat sees the pop star going on the offensive as he flexes his muscles and hazes fraternity pledges in the dramatic clip.

In the film, Jonas plays Brett Land, a well-established presence on his university’s Greek scene whose relationship with his 19-year old brother, Brad, is tested when the latter pledges his sibling’s fraternity. Based on Brad Land’s intense memoir, Goat examines modern masculinity, brotherhood, and loyalty as it focuses on the cracks that could shatter the brothers’ sanity (and blood ties) for good.

Goat also stars James Franco (This is the End), Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft), Daniel Flaherty (Skins), and Virginia Gardner (Project Almanac). It was directed by Andrew Neel (New World Order) from a script he co-wrote with David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), and Mike Roberts (King Kelly).

Goat premiered in January at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it received glowing reviews and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It later traveled to Berlinale ahead of traveling the festival circuit with stops in San Francsico, London, Chicago, and Sydney.

Watch Jonas serve up some hardcore frat boy vibes in the trailer above. Goat opens digitally, on VOD, and in theaters in New York, Los Angeles and select cities on Sept. 23.


  • Movie
  • R
  • 96 minutes
  • Andrew Neel