Last month, Lionsgate released a gorgeous first teaser trailer for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, the director’s highly anticipated follow-up to his Oscar-winning Whiplash. This time, we’re in full-blown musical mode, with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling leading the project.
In the first teaser, we got to hear Gosling singing the song ‘City of Stars’. And in this new teaser, it’s Stone’s turn to take over the vocals. She sings a new song, ‘Audition’, which feels like quite the melancholic number. I can’t wait to hear all the rest of the songs on the soundtrack.
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Jason Fuchs, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, and Meagen Fay complete the ensemble cast.
Chazelle directs from his own script. Jordan Horowitz (The Kids Are All Right), Marc Platt (Drive), Gary Gilbert (Garden State), and Fred Berger are producing. They will be in line for the Best Picture slot during awards season, if the film should get the nomination at the Oscars and elsewhere.
La La Land begins with a limited release in the US on December 2nd, going wide two weeks later on December 16th. Its UK release date is set for January 13th.