The new Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons film "Whiplash" has been getting rave reviews since it first premiered at Sundance at the start of the year. The Damien Chazelle film focuses on an aspiring jazz musician that wants to be one of the greats (Teller), who is under the tutelage of a terrifying and abusive maestro (Simmons). But before Teller shined in "Whiplash", he was a part of a much larger film called "Divergent".
Based on the YA book of the same name by Veronica Roth, Shailene Woodley starred as the main protagonist. The film boasted an impressive $288 million worldwide. Despite re-teaming with his "The Spectacular Now" co-star and being part of a global phenomenon, Teller revealed that he was not too pleased to be a part of the project.
He stated, "When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside. I didn’t have an interesting part (in Divergent), and I’d taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I’d done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, ‘This sucks.’
It's completely fine to be honest about your sentiments of a project. The only uncomfortable part about Teller's statement is that he is returning to film the "Divergent" sequel, titled "Insurgent", which opens in March 2015. He may encounter some weirdness from the cast and crew when the film comes out.
Other than the two aforementioned projects, Teller will be seen in another blockbuster, in the form of Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot. That film just moved back from June to August next year and also stars Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan and Toby Kebbell. Trank's film marks the largest production Teller will be a part of and after the acclaim from "Whiplash", all eyes are definitely on him right now.
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