Set amidst college life of the 1980s, the film follows a group of college baseball players as they attempt to navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
The film, which takes its title from a 1980 Van Halen hit, is written and directed by Richard Linklater and produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures, Linklater, and Ginger Sledge. The film also boasts an ensemble cast that features Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Anthony Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell.
Everybody Wants Some is set to premiere as the Opening Night film for the 23rd edition of SXSW Film on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Paramount Pictures
Richard Linklater is a world-class filmmaker who put Austin on the map. He creates consistently stellar work including Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, Scanner Darkly, School of Rock, Bernie, Fast Food Nation, the Midnight trilogy and last year’s Academy Award®-nominated Boyhood. Linklater also serves as the Artistic Director for the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985.
“We are so thrilled to premiere Richard’s latest work, which is really funny,
Everybody Wants Some follows a group of college baseball players in the 1980s. The comedy features an ensemble cast of Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Anthony Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell.
Linklater wrote and directed and Megan Ellison, Linklater and Ginger Sledge produce.
“We are so thrilled to premiere Richard’s latest work, which is really funny, instantly quotable, and filled with great new talent,” said Janet Pierson, head of SXSW Film. “Audiences are going to love this paean to competition and coming of age in the 80s.”
Paramount Pictures will release the film on April 15, 2016.
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