Richard Linklater had a very big 2014, releasing Boyhood to critical and audience acclaim and being nominated for every award in the process. But most movie buffs know Linklater for one reason: Dazed and Confused. The 1993 film was a seminal one for countless '90s kids and a frequent Top 5 inclusion whenever friends play "Desert Island" during a slumber party.
Fast forward to the here and now. Linklater's next movie will be That's What I'm Talking About, a "spiritual sequel" to Dazed the writer/director has been working on for a long time. Talking doesn't follow Pink, Wouldabeen, or Jodie. It features a brand new cast of potential stars, but you can count on the look and feel of the film to be in line with Dazed. It takes place in the '80s and follows a group of guys who play baseball together.
Could That's What I'm Talking About (the title comes from a quote from Dazed... for the uninitiated) do for its young stars what Dazed did for Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, and Cole Hauser? It's very possible knowing Linklater's eye for young talent. Let's meet his new cast: