Wes Bentley, known for his role in “American Beauty” and “The Hunger Games” is set to join the Zac Efron in drama film “We are Your Friends.” Read on to learn more about the story.
According to Deadline, Bentley will join the movie to play James. He is a wealthy, binge-drinking DJ. He will mentor Cole (Zac Efron) in order for him to be successful in the world of Electronic dance music.
Bentley will join model Emily Ratajkowski, known for her stint in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, as the lead opposite of Efron.
The film is set in a world of electronic music and the Hollywood nightlife, where Cole is an aspiring 23-year-old DJ 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 who takes Cole under his wing. Things get complicated when Cole meets James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Emily 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.
Bentley is known for his roles as Ricky Fitts in “American Beauty” and Seneca Crane in “The Hunger Games.” His latest TV appearance will be on FX’s series “American Horror Story: Freak Show” this fall. He also landed roles for Christopher Nolan’s “‘Interstellar” and Terrence Malick’s “Knight Of Cups”
“We Are Your Friends” is directed by Max Joseph who will be making his directorial debut in the said feature project. The screenplay is penned by Meaghan Oppenheimer from a story by Richard Silverman.
Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce the project with Silverman as executive producer. Studio Canal will be financing and repping domestic rights for release. Filming starts today in the San Fernando Valley.
And that’s it for “We Are Your Friends” update, starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley. For more updates, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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