While Sony Pictures Classics hasn't announced when Whiplash will hit theaters yet, following its acquisition of the Sundance hit in January, the studio has released the first clip from this critically-acclaimed drama. Miles Teller stars as Andrew, a young student striving to become a top jazz drummer, who finds himself under the tutlege of a strict and abusive instructor named Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). Check out this scene where Andrew learns the difference between "rushing" and "dragging".
Whiplash follows Andrew (Miles Teller), a first-year college student as he begins his quest to become the core drummer of the top jazz orchestra in the country. Under the direction of a prestigious but borderline abusive instructor named Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), Andrew would do anything to become a famous musician. His commitment is put to the ultimate test when the unrelenting and eccentric band professor all but drives him to madness. Fletcher's extreme teaching methods rattle Andrew's faith in drumming...and in himself. In the end, the struggle is only worthwhile if Andrew is really the one-in-a-million talent that Fletcher believes him to be.