Boyhood is surprisingly close to reaching $40 million worldwide to go along with the waves of acclaim for director Richard Linklater. We recently learned that Linklater plans to capitalize on this buzz to pursue That’s What I’m Talking About, a spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused that Linklater has wanted to make for years. Now he’ll get the chance: Deadline reports Annapurna Pictures has signed on to finance That’s What I’m Talking About. Paramount will release the movie in North America. Annapurna International will sell the foreign rights.
Blake Jenner stars as a college freshman and pitcher for the school baseball team, set in 1980 during his first weekend at college partying with his teammates. Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, Will Brittain, and Glen Powell co-star. Linklater, Sean Daniel, Sandra Adair, John Sloss, Ginger Sledge, and the ineffable Megan Ellison will produce.