Two decades before winning a Golden Globe for Boyhood, director Richard Linklater made a name for himself with the stoner cult classic Dazed and Confused. A “spiritual sequel” to the film has been rumored for years, but is finally now coming to fruition.
According to The Film Stage, test screenings for the film — titled Everybody Wants Some and not That’s What I’m Talking About, as previously announced — are currently underway. Music will apparently play a very big role in the film: aside from taking its name from a Van Halen song, it’ll feature a soundtrack composed of songs by Talking Heads, Devo, and Blondie.
The official synopsis is as follows: “A spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused and set in the world of 1980 college life, Everybody Wants Some is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.”
The cast includes Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, 7th Heaven), Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street), Ryan Guzman (Step Up), Will Brittain (The Doo Dah Man), Glen Powell (Sex Ed), and Zoey Deutch (Ringer, Vampire Academy).
Linklater provided more context during a chat with Marc Maron earlier this year, saying: “You show up at college and you’re listening to Van Halen, but you go to discos to chase women, but then you end up at a punk club or a country bar because Urban Cowboy was big at that time. All that stuff was on the table, so it’s an interesting cultural moment because they go to an art party and they’re listening to Talking Heads, so it’s a cultural moment where I’m like, ‘Who am I?’ Am I punk? Am I new wave? Am I heavy metal?”
Everybody Wants Some will arrive in theaters this fall from Paramount Pictures.