Following the first clip released back in May, Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Whiplash. The studio picked up writer-director Damien Chazelle's critically-acclaimed drama at the Sundance Film Festival in January, before it went on to win both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. The plot centers on Miles Teller's Andrew, a freshman at a prestigious music school who wants to be the best jazz drummer in the world. His first step in that journey is learning under the abrasive Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), whose abusive methods puts Andrew's talents to the ultimate test. Take a look at what everyone was buzzing about at Sundance this January with the latest footage from this upcoming drama, arriving in theaters October 10.
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.