Whiplash follows Andrew (Miles Teller), a first-year college student as he begins his quest to become the core drummer of the top jazz orchestra in the country. Under the direction of a prestigious but borderline abusive instructor named Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), Andrew would do anything to become a famous musician. His commitment is put to the ultimate test when the unrelenting and eccentric band professor all but drives him to madness. Fletcher's extreme teaching methods rattle Andrew's faith in drumming...and in himself. In the end, the struggle is only worthwhile if Andrew is really the one-in-a-million talent that Fletcher believes him to be.
Whiplash comes to theaters October 10th, 2014 and stars Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons. The film is directed by Damien Chazelle.