So does this mean that we are all friends with Zac Efron?
The first trailer for We Are Your Friends dropped on Tuesday with Efron leading the cast for writer/director Max Joseph’s first feature film. The film also stars Emily Ratajkowski from Gone Girl and Wes Bentley.
Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, We Are Your Friends follows an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole (Efron) who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Bentley), who takes him under his wing.
Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Ratajkowski). With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for.
The film seems to be in the mood of Spring Breakers or Dope with an emphasis on the party culture of Los Angeles. Efron has shown talent with films such as Neighbors and seems to be solid in the lead role here as the driven DJ. With this being Joseph’s first feature (he has worked previously on documentaries and music videos), it should be interesting to see how it turns out as it looks like it could be relatively fun.
We Are Your Friends opens in theaters on August 28.