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Nick Jonas frat drama Goat gets September release date

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The Nick Jonas-starring Sundance hit Goat is heading to theaters.

Paramount and The Film Arcade have announced that Andrew Neel’s fraternity drama, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, will open on Sept. 23 in New York, Los Angeles, and other select U.S. cities, as well as digitally and on demand.

James Franco produced and also appears in Goat, which is adapted from Brad Land’s 2004 memoir about his own experiences with fraternity hazing. Jonas and Ben Schnetzer star as Brett and Brad, two actual brothers who find their relationship tested when Brad pledges his older brother’s fraternity and is forced to endure the brutal, humiliating pledging process.

“The film, at its core, is really about a lot of things, but especially this idea of brotherhood and masculinity,” Jonas told EW in January. “It’s the desire to feel accepted by these young men — and the lengths they’re willing to go to.”