A24 to Release Anton Yelchin’s Neo-Nazi Thriller ‘Green Room’ on April Fools’ Day

Patrick Stewart and Macon Blair take on Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat

Last Updated: October 5, 2015 @ 1:46 PM

A24 will give writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s violent thriller “Green Room” a limited release on April 1, 2016 before the film expands on April 8 and opens nationwide on April 15, the distributor announced Monday.

Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat star alongside Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Macon Blair and Kai Lennox.

The film, which has not been rated yet, was produced by Anish Savjani, Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers.

“Green Room” is a horror-thriller that stars Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band called The Ain’t Rights.

Finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, the band is about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon.  What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.

Saulnier previously directed “Murder Party” and the acclaimed thriller “Blue Ruin,” which was released by Radius-TWC. The director is reteaming with A24 for an adaptation of William Giraldi’s novel “Hold the Dark,” which is a tale of revenge set in the Alaskan wilderness.