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Miles Teller Talks Getting Bloody in Sundance Hit 'Whiplash,' Turning Nasty in 'Divergent' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

I thought Miles Teller had a future when I saw his 2010 drama "Rabbit Hole." I figured he had a career when I saw him opposite Shailene Woodley in Sundance romance "The Spectacular Now." I knew he was star when I saw him hold his own opposite the mighty J.K. Simmons in Sundance opening night hit "Whiplash," which will be released by Sony worldwide.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 18, 2014 8:25 PM
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'Whiplash' Lands at Sony Pictures Classics: Sundance Breaking News

The first buzz title unveiled at Sundance on opening night, rookie director Damien Chazelle's adrenaline-pumped performance anxiety nightmare "Whiplash," starring an incendiary J.K. Simmons as an abusive college music professor and Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer, has landed at Sony Pictures Classics after rave reviews and fierce bidding from other buyers.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 18, 2014 12:55 PM
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Sundance Review: 'Whiplash' Evokes High Anxiety

The first buzz title unveiled at Sundance, Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash," is an intense anxiety dream about a young college jazz musician ("The Spectacular Now"'s Miles Teller) who aspires to be a memorable drummer like Buddy Rich.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2014 1:43 PM
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Oscars and Sundance Collide, from Redford's Diss to 'Whiplash' Oscar Buzz (PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO)

The Eccles Theatre opening night was packed with press and distributors for the unveiling of hot buzz title "Whiplash." Roadside Attractions was not responding to Sundance founder and Oscar-snubbed Robert Redford's criticism of their "All is Lost" marketing efforts. They're moving on to the business at hand. Buying movies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2014 12:09 PM
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