Studios have been trying for a while to crack an EDM movie, bringing the ever-popular music genre into a narrative film. Now Warner Bros. has finally accomplished exactly that with Max Joseph’s debut feature, We Are Your Friends.
Zac Efron leads the predominantly young cast for the music drama – note: music drama, rather than musical drama – and now WB have launched the first trailer.
We Are Your Friends is set in the worlds of electronic music and the Hollywood nightlife, where an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole 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 who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unravelling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he knows he’s destined for.
Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley head up the ensemble, co-starring Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer, Jonny Weston, and Jon Bernthal.
Joseph (Catfish) directs from a script he co-wrote with Meaghan Oppenheimer.
We Are Your Friends is set to be released in the States on 28th August.