Today we have the first photo from indie comedy That Awkward Moment, showcasing its well-dressed stars: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller. The film, previously titled Are We Officially Dating?, is directed by Tom Gormican (based on his screenplay) and tells the story of Efron, Jordan, and Teller’s characters, who make a pact to remain single, and consequently I assume, almost surely fall in love.
Though the plot sounds hackneyed, the screenplay for That Awkward Moment actually made its way onto the coveted Black List in 2010. Additionally, the film is set to a receive an R-rating, so it definitely won’t be some sort of generic romantic comedy. A quick look into Gormican’s filmography doesn’t provide much encouraging insight though, as his only other film credit is a producing role on Movie 43.
The leading actors in this film are keeping me interested in it, despite its downright unbearable meme-title. Efron has surely shed his teenybopper persona by now in the minds of most, through serious pursuits such as Me and Orson Welles and through the trailer alone for Neighbors, in which he absolutely nails the persona of an intolerable fratstar.
Jordan and Teller are almost exclusively recognized for praised work. While Jordan started out his career with recurring roles on The Wire and Friday Night Lights before transitioning to films such as Fruitvale Station, which premiered at Sundance this year, Teller is mostly cited for his starring role in The Spectacular Now, currently playing in limited theaters after also premiering at Sundance to rave reviews.
Are you planning to see That Awkward Moment? Check out the image, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. The picture doesn’t give away much – at all – but these fellas sure do look sharp!