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Actor Miles Teller is making a splash this year after having a hit film at Sundance.
This past Saturday was a particularly good day for the 26 year-old actor whose film Whiplash won both jury and audience honors at the Sundance Film Festival.
Whiplash is the story of a musician who strives to make it as a jazz drummer. According to Variety, the movie features Melissa Benoist and J.K. Simmons. Damien Chazelle introduced Whiplash as a short film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The feature-length film will be distributed in North America by Sony Pictures Classics.
Teller enjoyed making the film and told the Associated Press, “It's rare to get a script where they really trust an actor, especially an actor my age, to really do some heavy lifting and some hard work, and that's my favorite. When I was in college, I never did scenes from romantic comedies. I always picked the weird stuff or the darker stuff, more challenging material. So hopefully this is a trend for things that I want to do and accomplish."
Teller is also set to star with Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan in the movie That Awkward Moment, a comedy coming out on Friday.