Warner Bros. has acquired Zac Efron’s DJ drama We Are Your Friends.
The studio announced on Wednesday that it has picked up the North American rights to Max Joseph’s (Catfish: The TV Show) feature film debut, which stars Efron as a Cole, 23-year-old DJ trying to make it in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife.
The film also stars Wes Bentley (Interstellar, The Hunger Games) as James, an older DJ who takes Cole under his wing and helps him jumpstart his career, as well as Gone Girl star Emily Ratajkowski as his girlfriend, whom Cole falls for. According to the official synopsis, “With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for.”
In addition to directing, Joseph co-wrote the screenplay with Meaghan Oppenheimer, from a story by Richard Silverman. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin produced the film. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute in North America, while Studiocanal, who financed the film, will distribute in France, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.