added: Tue, Nov 29th '16
Go behind the scenes of the Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone-starring musical "La La Land," which is the latest offering from "Whiplash" writer-director Damien Chazelle.
Gosling plays a career-frustrated jazz pianist who falls in love with an inspiring Hollywood actress (played by Stone) in this modern-day homage to classic MGM musicals of the 1940s and 50s. Watch how Chazelle worked with his crew -- including his "Whiplash" composer Justin Hurwitz -- to pull off a highly ambitious and elaborate undertaking in a couple of newly released featurettes.
The film, which co-stars J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Grammy-winning singer John Legend, is being touted as a potential Oscar contender, and it's scheduled to open in select theaters this Friday, December 9 with additional cities on December 16.
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.
directed by Damien Chazelle
starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott, Josh Pence, J.K. Simmons
release date December 9, 2016 (select cities), December 16. 2016 (expands)