Before winning an Oscar for playing Fletcher in Whiplash, J.K. Simmons starred as the same character in Damien Chazelle's short film.
A young drummer prodigy goes under the tutelage of an abusive professor in the first trailer for Sundance sensation Whiplash.
A young drum prodigy gets a lesson about rushing and dragging he'll never forget in this scene from director Damien Chazelle's Sundance sensation.
Damien Chazelle's drama was the opening night film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. J.K. Simmons co-stars as a music mentor.
J.K. Simmons is attached to star in this drama about a high-strung music teacher who bonds with a talented drummer.