“It’s the DJ’s job to get the crowd out of their heads and into their bodies.” Key word here is “job” — as in you’ll have to get a real one unless you follow your dreams and set the Hollywood nighttime world on fire. Here’s the first full trailer for We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron as Cole, an aspiring DJ who can’t stand the thought of having to “live and die in the Valley.” He spends his time toiling over that one unfailing track, that killer cut that will propel him into the EDM stratosphere. An older DJ (Wes Bentley) takes the talented kid under his wing and shows him the way to a future in spinning. One thing: Cole is getting exponentially chummier with his mentor’s girlfriend (Emily Ratajkowski). Meanwhile, while the kid’s ties to his loyal buddies begin to fray.
Max Joseph directs the film, which he co-wrote with Meaghan Oppenheimer, from a story by Richard Silverman. Working Title produced it with funding from Studiocanal, which will distribute in key overseas markets. Warner Bros drops We Are Your Friends stateside on August 28.