Written and directed by Linklater, the film (formerly titled That’s What I’m Talking About) follows a group of college baseball players in the 1980s as they adjust to the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adult life for the first time. Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Anthony Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell star. Megan Ellison, Linklater and Ginger Sledge produce, with Paramount set to release it wide on April 15.
The SXSW opening-night festivities are set for March 11.
Long a driving force behind the Austin film scene, five-time Oscar nominee Linklater is the founder and current artistic director for the Austin Film Society. His credits include last year’s Best Picture Oscar nominee Boyhood, Slacker, Dazed And Confused, Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly, School Of Rock, Bernie, Fast Food Nation and the Before trilogy.
The full roster of selections for SXSW Film 2016 are still coming together. The festival will run March 11-20.