The comedy sees Elba as a struggling DJ working to revive his career. On the less musical side of his life, Elba's character is a nanny for his famous best friend's daughter. Elba is joined in the cast by Piper Perabo, Frankie Hervey, JJ Feild, Angela Griffin, and more.
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Elba, of course, is notably an accomplished DJ in his own right. He's on the lineup for this year's Coachella festival, a coveted spot he recently discussed on the Golden Globes red carpet. "I've been catching some heat," he told Entertainment Tonight last month. "'Oh, he's a DJ now?' But I've been a DJ since I was 14, but Coachella is, like, a lifetime dream for any DJ. I'm so excited! I can't wait."
Elba bumped that DJing origin back a year in an interview with Complex last July. Asked if he grew up in a "musical family," Elba detailed all the ways music worked its way into his life as a kid. "My dad was a real big music collector and record head, and my uncle was a DJ," he told Complex. "My cousin was a DJ on pirate radio... It's something I've been doing as long as I've been an actor. I knew I wanted to be an actor at 14, and I was DJing at 13. "
In other words, Turn Up Charlie will probably be pretty fucking good.