Like the earlier first look at Lionsgate/Summit’s La La Land, a star is singing over a dialogue-free trailer. Last time it was Ryan Gosling, so this time Emma Stone takes center stage, singing the song “Audition” from the pic, which is now ramping up ahead of its world premiere August 31 at the Venice Film Festival.
The pic tells the story of Stone’s Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. The story is set in modern Los Angeles, but it’s the clear Whiplash producer Damien Chazelle is using it only as a jumping off point in the original musical about everyday life that explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
Lionsgate opens the film in a platform release December 2 and goes wide December 16. Check out the trailer above.