Miles Teller's Whiplash Wins Big At Sundance
It's safe to say that Whiplash made the biggest splash at this year's Sundance Film Festival, scoring both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize. The last film to do so was last year's Fruitvale Station.
Whiplash was written and directed by Damien Chazelle and follows an aspiring jazz drummer (Miles Teller) who begins training under a ruthless instructor (JK Simmons).
Teller has managed an eclectic filmography in his short career. He starred alongside Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole and then went on to lighter fare in Project X, 21 & Over and the Footloose remake. His last film, The Spectacular Now, debuted to great acclaimed at Sundance last year. Teller will be back on the big screen next weekend when he teams up with Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan in That Awkward Moment and then later in March alongside Shailene Woodley in Divergent.
Sony Pictures snagged the rights to Whiplash so hopefully we'll get to see the drummer drama in theaters later this year.