Billionaire Boys Club is an upcoming film that’s based on a true life murder. In the 1980s, two wealthy young men murdered a con artist named Ron Levin. The film was first expected to be released in 2017 but then it got pushed back by a few months. That’s rarely a good sign but I still plan on seeing the film because I enjoy true crime reenactments and, at the very least, I would imagine there would be a lot of fun 80s music on the film’s soundtrack.
That said, the trailer is totally awkward because of the presence of Kevin Spacey in the role of Ron Levin. I saw one comment on YouTube from someone declaring, “It’s cool to see Kevin on screen again.” Of course, what needs to be remembered is that this film was shot in December of 2015, long before Anthony Rapp and several others came forward with stories of decades of sexual harassment and abuse at Spacey’s hands. In fact, this film was completed long before Spacey started work on All The Money In The World. While Christopher Plummer was busy reshooting Spacey’s scenes in that film, Billionaire Boys Club was sitting on the shelf.
Anyway, this film is finally going to be released in August. Interestingly enough, Levin’s murderer will be played by Ansel Elgort, who previously co-starred with Spacey in Baby Driver. I’ll probably see the film, though perhaps not in theaters.
Here’s the trailer: