Must Watch: Trailer for 'Whiplash' - Sundance Audience Award Winner
"I want to be one of the greats." Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the first trailer for Damien Chazelle's Whiplash, the biggest breakout hit of Sundance 2014 - it won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury prize. The film stars Miles Teller as an up-and-coming jazz drummer studying under the stern, hard-ass tutelage of Terence Fletcher, played by J.K. Simmons. It's an intense, riveting, exciting film that is all about overcoming the struggles of success and persisting against failure in pursuit of passion. I really love this film, and wrote in my review "It's invigorating, it's exciting and amusing to watch, it will challenge some to think about their own lives in a new way, and it will put Chazelle on the map as a filmmaker to believe in."
Here's the first official trailer for Damien Chazelle's Whiplash, originally from Yahoo:
Whiplash is both written and directed by American filmmaker Damien Chazelle, whose feature debut was Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench in 2009. A different description of the story from SlashFilm earlier this year explains that J.K. Simmons plays a "brutal jazz orchestra teacher", training Miles Teller who is trying desperately not to lose his mind as he tries to become the top percussionist in one of the most illustrious jazz orchestras in the country. Described as "Full Metal Jacket at Julliard". Jason Reitman helped produce, and the film was made by Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award. Whiplash hits theaters starting October 10th.