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Zac Efron and the San Fernando Valley are the stars in 'We Are Your Friends'

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Official trailer for "We Are Your Friends."
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Max Joseph, the director and co-writer on the new film "We Are Your Friends" wanted to move beyond the traditional Hollywood treatment of the Valley as a vapid wasteland filled with shopping malls.

That's what he tried to do by casting Zac Efron as a 23 year old guy named Cole, living in the Valley with his buddies. Cole dreams of becoming LA's next big DJ, but he's struggling to find that one track which will set the world on fire. The story follows that journey with both Efron and the Valley playing major characters.

Max Joseph recently sat down to speak with Take Two's Alex Cohen. Click on the audio embedded above to hear the entire interview.