We Are Your Friends is a romantic drama based around one young DJ's dreams to make it big in the electronic dance music genre. Cole (Zac Efron), who dreams about becoming a big player in the music industry, meets James (Wes Bentley), a more established disc jockey who takes him under his wing. After some time, Cole begins to develop feelings for Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski), who is dating James. Eventually, Cole must make some hard choices about his career as he moves close to Sophie, causing a fracture in the relationship between James and himself. The film co-stars Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), and is the first film directed by Max Joseph.