Los Angeles: The `X-Men: Days of Future Past` actor Nicholas Hoult is set to play an artists and repertoire agent in `Kill Your Friends`.
The 24-year-old actor, who is dating Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, will star alongside James Piddock, reportedly.
Piddock would be playing Derek Sommers, the managing director of the record label in the film based on John Niven`s 2008 book of the same name.
Hoult will also be next seen in sci-fi film `Young Ones`.
Piddock, who made his film debut in director Richard Donner`s `Lethal Weapon 2` was most recently working on TV comedy `Family Tree` alongside co-creator Christopher Guest.