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Gaten Matarazzo and Angourie Rice kill the competition

After diving back into stranger things next week you can hang out with the show’s star Gaten Matarazzo later next month in a Paramount + YA comedy. He plays opposite Angourie rice (Easttown Mare) in honor society, a coming-of-age story of a girl who is determined to win the competition, so she can make it to an Ivy League school. The problem is, killing your college opponents isn’t as easy to do once you meet them and fall in love with them. The film comes out at the end of July.

In the trailer, Honor (Rice) speaks directly to the camera as she lays out her four-year plan to earn a spot at an Ivy League school; which consists of surpassing oneself, volunteering and investing in order to make a name for oneself. There’s just one problem with all her well-laid plans…her guidance teacher informs her that she’s in the top four. Naturally, she’ll have to knock out the competition if she wants to achieve her dreams, and Michael (Matarazzo) is the biggest threat standing in her way.

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honor society is led by Oran Zegman. After directing a host of short films, the director made her film debut with this comedy. The screenplay is six-time Emmy nominee David A. Goodmanwho has a lot of experience with comedy: he has written for television series like family guy and The Orvilleand also wrote the screenplay for the laugh-out-loud video game Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite.

The cast of honor society also includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Promising young woman), Armani Jackson (Grey’s Anatomy), Ben JacksonWalker (Orange is the new black), and Amy Keum (Paramount + Bad).

Paramount + premieres honor society on July 29 in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The streamer has yet to announce release dates for other territories.

You can watch the trailer below:

Check out the official synopsis here:

Honor is an ambitious high schooler whose only goal is to get into an Ivy League college…assuming she can first earn her coveted recommendation from her guidance counselor, Mr. Calvin. Willing to do whatever it takes, Honor concocts a devious plan to eliminate her top three student competitors, until things go awry when she unexpectedly falls for her biggest competition, Michael.