Summit Entertainment has released the first teaser for the upcoming musical La La Land. The drama is set in modern day L.A. and is all about following your dreams.
The musical is lead by Ryan Gosling who stars as a jazz musician and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress who are both struggling in their respective careers. The trailer features an original song “City of Stars” sung by Gosling himself which runs throughout the teaser. Aiming for a “Best Original Song” Oscar right there huh? (The song can be purchased on iTunes). The trailer itself harkens back to the early musicals of Hollywood with a strong Fred Astaire vibe.
The film is directed and written by Damien Chazelle whose claim to fame was 2014’s amazing Whiplash which looks far different from La La Land.
Check out the teaser here:
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The film also stars J.K. Simmons, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott and Josh Pence.
La La Land will have its world premier at the Venice Film Festival on August 31st. The film will then enjoy release in New York and Los Angeles on December 2 before a limited release followed next week on December 9th. The musical will be recieve a wide release on December 16, 2016.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film: