Whiplash — Sneak Peek Clip ('Rushing or Dragging')

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added: Tue, May 20th '14

J.K. Simmons is not a man you want to piss off in the new sneak peek clip from "Whiplash," the upcoming Sundance-winner about the give-and-take relationship between a young aspiring, gifted jazz drummer (Miles Teller) and his frighteningly menacing music teacher (Simmons).

The veteran character actor -- whose career consists of memorable roles in such films and TV series as "Juno," HBO's "OZ," NBC's current dramedy "Growing Up Fisher," and not to mention as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy -- may have reach a pinnacle with his award-caliber performance in "Whiplash," which nabbed both Grand Jury and Audience prizes when it premiered earlier in the year at Sundance. Could this be the role that finally gives Simmons some much-deserved recognition, possibly Oscar gold? Well, Simmons is certainly frighteningly good in the clip, but you can judge for yourself by watching it above.

Andrew Neyman is a 19-year-old jazz drummer, dreaming of greatness but unsure if his dream will ever come true. Haunted by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew is determined to rise to the top of the country's most elite music conservatory. One night, Terence Fletcher, a conductor equally known for his talent for teaching as he is for the terrifying method of his instruction, discovers Andrew practicing the drums. Even though Fletcher says very little to him that night, he ignites in Andrew a passion to achieve his goal. To Andrew's surprise, the next day, Fletcher requests that he be transferred into his band. This single act changes the young man's life forever...


directed by   Damien Chazelle

starring   Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Max Kasch, Damon Gupton

release date   October 10, 2014

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