May 19, 2015 1:56 PM EDT

Being a DJ is serious business in the trailer for We Are Your Friends.

The movie, written and directed by Catfish‘s Max Joseph, follows an earnest DJ/party promoter named Cole Carter, played by a tank top-wearing Zac Efron. You know he’s a serious DJ because he theorizes about DJing and he won’t play “Drunk in Love.” (That may make him a technically good DJ, but it doesn’t make him very fun.)

Apparently, Cole still needs to find himself, because, in the trailer, he gets some coaching from Wes Bentley’s character and jogs in slow-motion while staring at trees with his headphones off.

Emily Ratajkowski (of Gone Girl and “Blurred Lines” fame) also stars (and dances) in the movie, which comes out August 28.

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