Whiplash is a 2014 American jazz music dramatic thriller film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film stars Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz (J. K. Simmons). It also stars Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair, and April Grace.
The film premiered in-competition in the US Dramatic Category at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 16, 2014, as the opening film of the festival. Shortly after the film’s premiere screening, Sony Pictures Worldwide acquired the international distribution rights.
Miles Teller as Andrew Neyman
J. K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher
Melissa Benoist as Nicole
Austin Stowell as Ryan
Jayson Blair as Travis
Kavita Patil as Sophie
Michael Cohen as Stagehand Dunellen
Kofi Siriboe as Greg
Paul Reiser as Mr. Neyman