Warner Bros. has released a new We Are Your Friends trailer for the upcoming EDM-centric film. Zac Efron stars as an aspiring DJ who meets a veteran of the scene (Wes Bentley) who takes him under his wing. As he spends his days working a dead-end job and nights doing what he loves, he tries to forge a path that serves his passion. I get a strong Magic Mike vibe from this trailer in that the picture appears to be striving for something more than just “that DJ movie with Zac Efron.” Max Joseph (of Catfish: The TV Show fame) writes and directs, so it’s unclear if that balance of tone can be pulled off, but the movie itself looks alright and Efron’s a talented guy.
Check out the new trailer below, via Warner Bros. The film also stars Emily Ratajkowski, Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, and Jon Bernthal. We Are Your Friends opens in theaters on August 28th.
Here’s the official synopsis for We Are Your Friends:
“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 (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 (Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Ratajkowski). With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for.