Whiplash is a 2014 American jazz music drama 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 starsMelissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair, and Kavita Patil.
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.
Andrew Neyman is a promising young drummer who enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by Terence Fletcher, a perfectionist music conductor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential talent.
- 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