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The EDM Coming of Age Story You Were Waiting for Is Here

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Along with the inevitable summer-themed EDM tracks and musical festivals headed your way, here comes the trailer for the Zac Efron DJ-who-makes-it-big flick. In We Are Your Friends, the actor leads a pack of college-aged club promoters trying to conquer the world with a laptop and, admittedly, "some talent." Of course, Emily Ratajkowski plays the love interest that notices Cole Carter at a swanky-ish event, and the two take on the world together. The movie, directed by Catfish's Max Joseph, has internet shenanigans, dreams, crushed dreams, money, private jets, and beats beats beats beats. It's like High School Musical for slightly older young adults.

The beat drops on August 28th.