Max Joseph’s feature film directorial debut, We Are Your Friends, has found a home at Warner Bros. Pictures, with the studio announcing today they’ve acquired domestic distribution rights. Working Title Films and Studiocanal’s dramatic film stars Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, and Wes Bentley, and was written by Joseph and Meaghan Oppenheimer based on a story by Richard Silverman.
“We are so thrilled to finally be in business with Working Title, and know this is the beginning of a great relationship. The same can be said for Max, a wonderful new voice who will, hopefully, make many movies here. It is also thrilling to have our dear friend Zac back, as well as Emily, who will appear in Entourage, and Wes, who is so wonderful in Interstellar,” said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production.
“The breadth and depth of our slate allows us to proudly bring features from every genre, scope and scale to our audiences, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to usher in Max Joseph’s fresh, raw image of a love story set in today’s modern-day music scene,” added Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
And writer/director Joseph said, “I couldn’t be happier to have Warner Bros releasing my first feature film. Having their passion and expertise behind We Are Your Friends is a dream come true.”
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.
-By Rebecca Murray
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