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Everybody Wants Some trailer takes you back to the '80s

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Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some is being billed as a spiritual sequel to his 1993 film, Dazed and Confused, and its first trailer definitely plays up the similarities between the two movies.

Dazed and Confused took place on the last day of high school in a Texas town in 1976, while Everybody Wants Some follows a group of college freshmen who are on their school's baseball team in the 1980s. The trailer, released today by distributor Paramount Pictures, introduces us to Jake Bradford (Blake Jenner) and his cohorts, who party it up and chase skirts like college frat boys are wont to do.

As was the case with Dazed and Confused when it came out, the main cast members of Everybody Wants Some are relative unknowns. Jenner is perhaps the most famous face among them, having had a multi-season role on Glee. And of course, Linklater took the names for both Dazed and Confused and Everybody Wants Some from famous rock songs: Led Zeppelin for the former, and Van Halen for the latter. (As you can see in the poster below, the title is stylized with two exclamation points at the end, just like the Van Halen song, which is the backing track for the second half of the trailer.)

Everybody Wants Some is scheduled to hit theaters April 15, 2016.

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