Emily Ratajkowski to Lead in Zac Efron Movie We Are Your Friends

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
Emily Ratajkowski to Lead in Zac Efron Movie We Are Your Friends

Model Emily Ratajkowski has landed the lead opposite Zac Efron for upcoming movie, “We Are Your Friends.” Read on for more details about this story.

According to Deadline, model Emily Ratajkowski, known for her stint in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, has landed the lead role opposite Zac Efron in the upcoming film, “We Are Your Friends,” directed by Max Joseph.
Joseph, a co-star in MTV’s “Catfish” series will make his directorial debut in the said feature project. The screenplay will be penned by Meaghan Oppenheimer from a story by Richard Silverman. Studio Canal will be financing and will hopefully be given the domestic rights for release, while Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce, along with Silverman as executive producer.

Ratajkowski’s claim to fame was her appearance in the music video for Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which became the number one song in 2013 in several countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom, and is the longest running Billboard Hot 100 number one hit of the decade to date in the United States. She has begun to make appearances in covers of magazines such as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her acting career began on “iCarly,” starring a recurring role. She has also begun taking roles in major motion pictures such as David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” a mystery thriller based on a novel of the same name where she landed a lead role alongside Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

The film is set in a world of electronic music and the Hollywood nightlife, where Cole, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ spends most of his days goofing along with his childhood friends and working on nights as a DJ to make a “one track that will set the world on fire.” However,  all of these changes when he meets James, a veteran DJ who takes Cole under his wing. Things get complicated when Cole meets James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie, and starts developing feelings for her. A forbidden relationship, a falling out among friends and a yet unaccomplished dream, Cole must now choose between love, loyalty and the future he’s destined to have.

As of now, the confirmed cast includes Efron and Ratajkowski, with “Insurgent’s” Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez and Alex Shaffer in negotiations. The project location will be in San Fernando Valley and will start shooting on Aug. 18, 2014.

And that’s it for “We Are Your Friends” update, starring Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski. For more updates, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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