Will Netflix’s attempt at an EDM movie be as trite as We Are Your Friends or as groundbreaking as Human Traffic?
Around the time of last year’s IMS summit Pete Tong wrote an Op-Ed for Billboard entitled Where Is EDM’s Saturday Night Fever and now it looks like he may well be answering his own question. An upcoming film entitled XOXO is set for release on Netflix on 28 August this year and Tong has signed up as a producer and music supervisor on the production.
The film follows the story of six strangers as their worlds collide at an electronic music festival. Details are scarce at the time of writing but we can tell you that the film is directed by Christopher Louie, written by Dylan Meyer and stars Graham Phillips, Sarah Hyland, and Chris D’Elia.
Given that the film’s lead is best known for playing Ben 10 in a live action version of the kids TV show we’re not going to be putting our money on XOXO being EDM’s answer to Saturday Night Fever. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you though, Pete.