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New Trailer: The Stanford Prison Experiment – Ezra Miller, Billy Crudup

Here comes a sneak peek in the form of a trailer to Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s next endeavor. The Stanford Prison Experiment is a buzzy drama with a promising cast of rising stars, and all based on actual events.

In the summer of 1971 Dr. Philip Zimbardo launched a study on the psychology of imprisonment.

The Stanford Prison Experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard.
Starring Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup, in prisonguard-vs-prisoner drama “The Stanford Prison Experiment” directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez.

Twenty-four male undergraduates are randomly assigned to be either a guard or a prisoner. Set in a simulated jail, the project unfolds. The participants rapidly embody their roles—the guards become power-hungry and sadistic, while the prisoners, subject to degradation, strategize as underdogs. It soon becomes clear that, as Zimbardo and team monitor the escalation of action through surveillance cameras, they are not fully aware of how they, too, have become part of the experiment.

Based on the real-life research of Dr. Zimbardo (who was a consultant on the film), The Stanford Prison Experiment is a dramatic period piece that remains relevant over 40 years later. Along with an impressive cast, including Billy Crudup as Zimbardo, filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez (C.O.G., 2013 Sundance Film Festival) aims to thrill.

Actor Michael Angarano (R) intimidates Ezra Miller (L) - The Stanford Prison Experiment, IFC Films
Power play: ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ (2015) by Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s features a promising ensemble of young actors. – Distributed by IFC Films

See the intense trailer with a collection of clips that turn up the tension, as the film (slated for summer release) explores the dark side of power and oppression.

The film features an excellent roster of young talent, including Ezra MillerTye SheridanOlivia ThirlbyMichael AngaranoLogan MillerThomas MannKeir GilchristJohnny SimmonsMoises AriasJack KilmerChris SheffieldKi Hong Lee, and James Frechville, to name a few.

The Stanford Prison Experiment opens in Theaters July 17th via IFC Films. Watch the trailer below.

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