The Familiar and New Faces in "That Awkward Moment"

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January 18th, 2014

"That Awkward Moment" is a 2014 film starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Mackenzie Davis and Imogen Poots. The R-rated romantic comedy was written and directed by Tom Gormican, who also co-produced "Movie 43." The movie is about three friends navigating the world of dating as they experience both romance and heartbreak. After one of them suffers a painful break-up, each member of the group vows to stay single in order to enjoy his freedom. The plan goes awry when two of the three meet potential love interests. "That Awkward Moment" is scheduled for release at the end of January 2014 in the United States and could become a sleeper hit thanks to a star-studded and charismatic cast.


Zac Efron/Jason


Zac Efron came to fame after starring in Disney's "High School Musical" series and making appearances in various television shows, such as "NCIS" and "Summerland." He went on to star in films such as "17 Again" and "Charlie St. Cloud." Thanks to the success of the "High School Musical" soundtrack, Efron has also gained credibility as a vocalist with multiple Billboard Top 100 hits. Later this year, he is set to appear in the film "Neighbors" alongside Seth Rogan. His character of Jason ends up in trouble in "That Awkward Moment" when he promises to stay single and then falls in love.


Michael B. Jordan/Mikey


Michael B. Jordan has had a very successful television career, playing major roles in "All My Children," "The Wire," "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood." He earned critical acclaim in the feature film "Fruitvale Station," in which he played the real-life Oscar Grant who was killed by police officers on New Year's Eve of 2008. Johnson also appeared in the films "Chronicle" and "Red Tails." He was born in Santa Ana, Calif., but grew up in Newark, N.J. Jordan's character Mikey gets his heart broken in "That Awkward Moment," prompting his friends to promise to remain single in a show of support.

Miles Teller/Daniel


Most recently seen in the 2013 comedy "21 and Over," Miles Teller has appeared in multiple films and television shows dating back to 2004. A series of short films led to an appearance in the television series "The Unusuals." He followed that up with what could be considered his breakout role in the film "Rabbit Hole" opposite Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. Roles in "Footloose" and "Project X" soon followed. Teller also won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for his performance in "The Spectacular Now." Teller's Daniel also promises to stay single in "That Awkward Moment," but his vow quickly becomes more complicated than expected.

Imogen Poots/Ellie


Poots is a British actress who began her silver screen career in a small role in the film "V for Vendetta." She went on to play Tammy in the zombie thriller "28 Weeks Later." Poots also played the role of Prue Sorenson in three episodes of the British television series "Bouquet of Barbed Wire." She has multiple projects on the horizon with release dates in both 2014 and 2015. She plays Ellie, the love interest of Zac Efron, in "That Awkward Moment."

Mackenzie Davis/Chelsea


Davis got her start in the 2012 film "Smashed," a drama about a couple suffering from alcoholism. Multiple film roles followed, along with a part in the upcoming television series "Halt & Catch Fire." In addition to her acting career, Davis also has experience as a producer. She is credited as a co-producer of the short film "Send" from 2013. In "That Awkward Moment," Davis plays Chelsea who develops a relationship with Daniel. Daniel desperately tries to keep the relationship a secret from his friends but fails miserably in the process.

Addison Timlin/Alana



Addison Timlin began her career in musical theatre, starring in a national tour of "Annie." She followed that up by playing the role of Charlotte Hanson in the series "3 lbs" and Emily Draper in "Cashmere Mafia." She is also known for playing the role of Sasha Bingham in the hit Showtime series "Californication." A role in the show "Zero Hour" for ABC followed, and Timlin recently appeared in the film "Stand-Up Guys" with Al Pacino, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken.

"That Awkward Moment" has been generating positive buzz, in part thanks to the edgier "R" rating, which is a rarity for modern romantic comedies. The film targets viewers who appreciated the more risqué humor of the "American Pie" series, but it also tackles more mature themes of friendship, romance and how the two can conflict with each other. The film is slated for release in the United States on January 31, 2014.