Richard Linklater to release “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused

20 years before winning awards fo Boyhood, director Richard Linklater became known for his cult stoner classic, Dazed and Confused. After years of rumors about a “spiritual sequel” to the original film, it has finally come alive.

Test screenings for the film, which is now named Everybody Wants Some, not That’s What I’m Talking About as previously announced, are currently going on according to The Film Stage. The soundtrack will apparently have a big role in the film, besides from taking its name from a Van Halen song, the film will feature songs from Talking Heads, Devo, and Blondie.

The synopsis of the film is as goes: “A spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused and set in the world of 1980 college life, Everybody Wants Some is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.”

Members of the cast include Tyler Hoechlin from Road to Perdition and 7th Heaven, Wyatt Russell from 22 Jump Street, Ryan Guzman from Step Up, Will Brittain from The Doo Dah Man, Glen Powell from Sex Ed, and Zoey Deutch from Ringer and Vampire Academy.

Providing more context on a talk with Marc Maron earlier this year, Linklater 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 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?”

Everybody Wants Some will be released through Paramount Theaters this fall.

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