Elijah Bynum makes his feature film debut with the project, for which he also wrote the script. But his listless break is turned upside down when he forms an unlikely friendship-and business partnership-with the neighborhood drug dealer (Alex Roe) and falls in love with his new friend's enigmatic sister (Maika Monroe).
Anyone paying attention to the Oscars this year was probably impressed by the nomination for 21-year-old actor Timothée Chalamet, who blew so many people away in Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name, and was one of last year's breakout stars. Future roles for Chalamet include the lead in David Michôd's Netflix epic "The King", in which he'll play King Henry V.
Hot Summer Nights is set to arrive on DirecTV on June 28th followed by a theatrical release on July 27th. The film seems to fit nicely into the company's growing slate of visually distinct coming-of-age stories, from "Spring Breakers" to "Lady Bird". Watch the trailer below.