Warner Bros. has gained the rights for the North American release of Max Joseph's feature film debut, “We Are Your Friends” starring Zac Efron ("Highschool Musical" film franchise, "The Neighbors"). Read on for more details about this story.
According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), Efron will be joined by other cast members including Wes Bentley ("The Hunger Games") and Emily Ratajkowski in the film "set in a world of electronic music and the Hollywood nightlife." The film follows Cole (Efron), an aspiring 23-year-old DJ who spends most of his days goofing along with his childhood friends. He is 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 (Bentley), a veteran DJ. Things get complicated when Cole meets James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Ratajkowski), 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."
The film is a passion project of Joseph who is familiar with the electronic dance music scene, having directed the documentary “DFA Records: Too Old to Be New, Too New to Be Classic,” as well as the music label for LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost! and Hot Chip.
“We Are Your Friends” is directed by Max Joseph from a screenplay written by Meaghan Oppenheimer. The film is based on a story by Richard Silverman and executively produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Working Title Films), Silverman and Liza Chasin. Warner Bros. Pictures and Studiocanal are set to head the distribution of the film. Territories in North America will be handled by Warner Bros. Pictures, while the release in France, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand will be headed by Studio Canal.
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