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Jun 6th
12:10 am
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From The Wrap:
Zac Efron In Negotiations to Star in Max Joseph's Untitled DJ Project (Exclusive)

Working Title is producing the movie, which is set in the world of electronic dance music

Hot off the stunning success of “Neighbors,” Zac Efron is in negotiations to star in Max Joseph's untitled DJ project that will be produced by Working Title, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

Written by Joseph and Meaghan Oppenheimer, the coming-of-age story follows a young DJ as he works on what he hopes is his first hit track.

Joseph is an up-and-coming filmmaker who co-hosts MTV's “Catfish” with Nev Schulman. The untitled DJ project will serve as his feature directorial debut following his award-winning “Follow the Frog” commercial and the acclaimed short documentary “12 Years of DFA Records.”

The director is currently auditioning hot young actors and actresses for the other lead roles, as shooting will begin this July in Los Angeles.

Working Title's untitled DJ movie won't be Joseph's first foray into the world of electronic music, as he previously directed the Aaron Weber-produced short documentary “12 Years of DFA Records: Too Old to be New, Too New to be Classic.” Released in 2013, “12 Years” recently screened at SXSW and received critical acclaim within both the film and music industries.


Here is the director's commercial mentioned in the article:



He also made a commercial for Toms. LOL



Here is also the short documentary "12 Years of DFA Records: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic"



More of his work on his website: http://www.maxjoseph.com/
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kleth on June 9th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
I agree, really good movies that fail to win distribution can help Zac's career on the inside game - he gets talked about by the director and fellow cast members, some insiders see the movie and admire his performance.

At the same time, slack-jawed reviewers slam him for making a movie that "failed" because it wasn't widely distributed. This is how Zac can get a public reputation for making "flops", even though they may be good movies.

You are right, a good movie without wide distribution is better than a bad movie in 3,000 theaters, but I would prefer to see him in good movies that get wide release. I want him to have a high industry reputation and mass appeal.

Edited at 2014-06-09 05:54 pm (UTC)
kleth on June 9th, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
Getting back to the problem of marketing a movie with a vague premise, here's an example from this weekend, Box Office Mojo's assessment of Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow:

"While critics have been praising the movie's originality, marketing wasn't really able to convey that point to average moviegoers."