Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Circle 'Whiplash' Director's 'La La Land'

April 15, 2015
Source: Deadline

Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling

Last summer, we heard Whiplash star Miles Teller was looking to reteam with director Damien Chazelle for a Los Angeles set musical La La Land. At the time, Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson was also in talks for the female lead, but they've both fallen away. Deadline is now reporting that Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are circling the film about an aspiring actress named Mia, who's lonely desperate to fit in, and a cocky yet charismatic jazz pianist named Sebastian, who fall in love in Los Angeles. It's a straight-up, contemporary, romantic musical. More below!

La La Land is also written by Chazelle, and it certainly sounds different than his Best Picture nominated directorial debut Whiplash. This also sounds like an interesting change of pace for both Gosling and Stone, who we haven't seen sing on the big screen at all yet. However, Stone had a stint on stage as the lead in Cabaret recently, so she must have some impressive vocal chords. Both Stone and Gosling were great together in Crazy Stupid Love, so having them lead a romantic musical sounds just fantastic. The hope is for production to begin in the fall, so this will likely arrive sometime next year. Sound good?

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  • eurogibbon
    Nothing funnier than seeing how Hollywood treats actors when they sing in films regardless of how good or crappy they sing.
  • NathanDewey
    That's too bad about Teller and Watson falling out. I thought Teller came across as a big star in Whiplash. Regardless, I'm still very interested in whatever Damien Chazelle is working on after seeing Whiplash. I like how he's incorporating his jazz background in his movies, it adds his own unique personal touch. Looking forward to what comes of this. It'll most likely be incredibly well choreographed and edited.




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