Probably what is considered as the events that Diplo, Calvin Harris, and Skrillex went through, the new upcoming summer release We Are Your Friends promises to make one’s night or day, depending when they catch it, the best of their life. The film is set to release on August 28, with appearances from Progressive and EDM DJs.
The movie, which stars Zach Efron as Cole, starts with the line “Studyhalls, SAT’s, Liberal Arts, student loans, layoffs, bailouts, broken dreams, this is not our future”. This seems to set the tone of the movie, where four guys decided not to go down the typical path of the American life cycle. Efron, who works as a party promoter, begins to set his career as a DJ. The film gives a technical side to the world of “DJing” and shows how these magicians of music create, promote and explode in the world. The 23-year-old has a plan to create one track that can take him into stardom. With this track, an older and wiser DJ named James takes young Cole under his wing. However; things get heated, when Cole starts to fall for James’ girlfriend, Sophie. The heartthrob DJ must now choose between a relationship with Sophie, his friends and the dream he set out for himself. We are Your Friends seem to have really put things together in bringing the statement best night of one’s life to reality.
The film was directed by Max Joseph, and the screenplay was written by Joseph himself along with Meaghan Oppenheimer, based off a story by Richard Silverman. The cast of the show includes Emily Ratajkowski from the 2014 movie Gone Girl, Wes Bentley from Interstellar and Vanessa Lengies from Mixology. The movie adds noticeable names to the cast such as Nicky Romero, Dillion Francis, along with Alesso, not to mention music supervisor Randall Poster who worked in the films The Wolf Of Wall Street, Divergent, and Spring Breakers. The French-based production and distribution company StudioCanal funded the film, and Warner Brothers bought the movie at the American Movie Market last fall.
The opinions for We are Your Friends have been really mixed with people saying it is Magic Mike in reverse or the gritty, edgy, mature spin-off version of, — not by coincidence — High School Musical. They even went on to say that Zac Erfon’s acting career has not been as predictable as people wanted it to be. With him being compared to the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, it seems there are interesting transitions going on with the actor moving from high school to a love story, then to comedy, now to DJing love. Having the tagline “best night your life” — or maybe that is being read too much into– kind of sets We are Your Friends up to be a highly anticipated movie for the summer.
Opinion By Andrew Joseph
Edited by Chanel van der Woodsen
Variety: Zac Efron’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ Set for Aug. 28 Release
ComingSoon.net: Zac Efron is an Aspiring DJ in We Are Your Friends
People Magazine: Zac Efron promises the best night of your life in We are your friends
IMDB: We Are Your Friends
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