The feature film sports comedy Everybody Wants Some stars Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street), Blake Jenner (Glee) and Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf TV series) as college freshmen trying to make the baseball team while learning to cope with their first year of college life.
The movie was written and directed by the acclaimed Richard Linklater, who recently scored a big critical and commercial hit with another coming of age picture, the innovative Oscar Award-winning Boyhood.
This cast of this Paramount Pictures production also features Glen Powell (The Expendables 3), Ryan Guzman (Jem and the Holograms), Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures), Jonathan Breck (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D), and Holly Jee of TV’s The Leftovers.
The movie is set in the 1980’s, and according to Linklater, the era has a big impact on the atmosphere of the film and what the characters go through. In an interview with Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, the filmmaker said, “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 the 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?'”
The son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Wyatt Russell is becoming popular in his own right with three movies coming out next year, including the dramedy Table 19, with Anna Kendrick.
Everybody Wants Some is due to hit theaters on April 15, 2016.