Following the first We Are Your Friends trailer that debuted back in May, Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for this late summer drama, arriving in theaters August 28. Zac Efron and Wes Bentley lead a diverse cast that includes the up and coming young actress Emily Ratajkowski, whose first two movie roles were in Gone Girl and this summer's Entourage. We Are Your Friends marks the writing and directing debut of Max Joseph, who is best known for starring on MTV's Catfish: The TV Show.
We Are Your Friends is about what it takes to find your voice. Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole (Zac Efron) 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 (Wes Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Emily 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 supporting cast includes Jon Bernthal, Shiloh Fernandez, Jonny Weston, Vanessa Lengies, Kasey Poteet, Alicia Coppola and Jacqui Holland. Max Joseph directs from a screenplay he wrote with Meaghan Oppenheimer, from a story by Richard Silverman. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin serve as producers, with Richard Silverman executive producing.
We Are Your Friends will mark one of the last summer movies hitting theaters, going up against The Weinstein Company's drama Regression and Focus Features' horror sequel Sinister 2. The last weekend in August traditionally isn't huge at the box office, but We Are Your Friends' combination of established talent and rising stars could give the box office a late summer jolt. After this summer drama, Zac Efron will next be seen in a pair of 2016 comedies, Dirty Grandpa and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
Do you think We Are Your Friends has a chance to become a late summer hit in theaters next month? Or do you think this Los Angeles drama will fail to make any impact whatsoever? Whatever the outcome is, we'll find out in just over a month, so stay tuned to find out more about We Are Your Friends. In the meantime, check out the new trailer.