Project X

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Project X
Directed byNima Nourizadeh
Screenplay byMatt Drake
Michael Bacall
Story byMichael Bacall
Produced byTodd Phillips
CinematographyKen Seng
Edited byJeff Groth
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • March 2, 2012 (2012-03-02)
Running time
88 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$12 million[2]
Box office$100.9 million[3]

Project X is an American comedy movie from 2012. It was directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Michael Bacall and Matt Drake. The story is about three teenagers—Thomas, Costa and J. B.—who plan to gain popularity by throwing a party. Their plan quickly gets out of their control. Most of the movie's cast were not famous, being relatively new to acting. The movie is filmed as a home video from the perspective of one of the teenagers attending the party and using a camera to record the night's events.

Project X was released in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on 2 March 2012. It made over US$100 million worldwide during its time in cinemas.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Thomas Mann as Thomas Kub.
  • Oliver Cooper as Costa.[4]
  • Jonathan Daniel Brown as J.B.
  • Dax Flame as Dax
  • Kirby Bliss Blanton as Kirby
  • Brady Hender and Nick Nervies as Everett and Tyler
  • Alexis Knapp as Alexis.

Soundtrack[change | change source]

Project X (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedFebruary 28, 2012 (U.S.)
RecordedVarious times
Genrehip hop, house music
LabelWaterTower Music
ProducerWaterTower Music
Singles from Project X Soundtrack
  1. "Pursuit Of Happiness (Steve Aoki Club Mix)"
    Released: 2011

The Project X (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack album for the movie. It was released by WaterTower Music on February 28, 2012. It has several artists and tracks released in the past decade. Musical genres range from hip hop to house music. The soundtrack mainly has the thirteen tracks that played in the movie. The soundtrack debuted on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 albums chart at number twenty-three. It peaked at number three on March 15th.[5]

The soundtrack featured songs by Kid Cudi, D12, MGK, Nas, and Pusha T.[6][7] A popular song from the album is American rap artist Kid Cudi's 2010 single "Pursuit of Happiness." The song was re-released by disc jockey and house music producer Steve Aoki in 2011. Both versions were on the soundtrack.

Project X (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)[6][7]
No. TitleArtist Length
1. "Trouble on My Mind"  Pusha T (feat. Tyler, the Creator) 2:04
2. "Bitch Betta Have My Money"  AMG 3:16
3. "Tipsy (Club Mix)"  J-Kwon 4:03
4. "Candy"  Far East Movement (feat. Pitbull) 3:58
5. "Ray Ban Vision"  A-Trak 3:35
6. "Le Disko (Boys Noize Fire Mix)"  Shiny Toy Guns 5:55
7. "Nasty"  Nas 3:04
8. "Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)"  Kid Cudi 6:13
9. "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)"  Yeah Yeah Yeahs 6:23
10. "Pretty Girls (Benny Benassi Remix)"  Wale 4:13
11. "The Next Episode"  Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg 2:42
12. "Fight Music"  D12 4:21
13. "Wild Boy (Ricky Luna Remix)"  Machine Gun Kelly 4:08
Total length:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Project X". British Board of Film Classification. January 6, 2012. Archived from the original on July 4, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  2. Zeitchik, Steven; Kaufman, Amy (January 16, 2012). "'Found footage' premise mines box-office gold". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  3. "Project X". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  4. Pais, Matt (February 28, 2012). "Video/Q&A: 'Project X' stars Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Oliver Cooper". Red Eye Chicago. Tribune Company. Archived from the original on May 20, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  5. "Project X - Original Soundtrack". Billboard 200. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on December 31, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Project X (2012)". February 28, 2012. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Project X (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Apple Inc. February 28, 2012. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2012.

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