Linklater Film To Open SXSW 2016

Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some” will premiere as the opening film to South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

Janet Pierson, Head of Film SXSW festival, said: “We are so thrilled to premiere Richard’s latest work, which is really funny, instantly quotable, and filled with great new talent.

“Audiences are going to love this paean to competition and coming of age in the 80s.”

The Austin born director’s next film is a ‘spiritual sequel’ to Dazed And Confused.

The film, set in the 80s, is a coming of age comedy that will follow a group of ‘freshman’ at ‘college,’ exploring the adult world free of constraint.  In that sense it will also follow on from where Boyhood ends.

Linklater said in an interview with TheWrap: “It’s about members of a college baseball team arriving at college for the first time, and it all takes place in the weekend before college starts.”

Much like Boyhood and Dazed and Confused the events take place just outside of recognisable life milestones.

He added: “It’s kind of a college baseball comedy – but with no college or baseball, really.”

The film has acquired an ensemble cast of relative unknowns; Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Anthony Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell.

Linklater changed the film’s name from That’s What I’m Talking About earlier this year.


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