She’s an aspiring actress whose latest audition lasted about five seconds. He’s a jazz cat who just got fired from his piano bar gig at Christmastime. They lock eyes — then lock lips. Music swells! All is great — right? Welcome to the dreamer’s world of La La Land.
Here’s the latest look at the joyful musical romance starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling that dazzleed ’em at Venice and went on to play Telluride and Toronto. The new trailer is packed with gorgeous imagery — though there’s only a peek at that talked-about freeway song-and-dance number — and dotted with memorable lines: “You could just write your own roles; you know, write something that’s as interesting as you are.” “How are you gonna be a revolutionary is you’re such a traditionalist?” “This is the dream: It’s conflict and it’s compromise and it’s very, very exciting.”
La La Land is the first film written and directed by Damien Chazelle since his Best Picture Oscar nominee Whiplash. John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott and Josh Pence co-star in the Summit pic, which Lionsgate releases December 9. Have look at the trailer and tell us what you think.