By Matt O.
From the acclaimed writer and director of Whiplash comes the mesmerizing first trailer for La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The Los Angeles set love story is a fully fledged musical that revolves around Gosling and Stone's characters as the spark up a romantic relationship.
Coming off of Whiplash director Damien Chazelle's choice for a follow-up is quite ambitious to say the least and while I've never been a big musical kind of guy, I'm already sold on this film and will be there opening night! The visuals and sound design are beautiful and listening to Gosling sing and whistle that slow tune throughout the trailer is just captivating. In case you guys and gals didn't know Gosling is also a musician in real life and actually got his start back in the day in the Mickey Mouse Club with Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. Also of note, this film also stars the "movie star that never was", the great Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!) which is pretty cool.
You can actually go to iTunes and purchase the song by Clicking Right Here! Enjoy the amazing trailer below and get ready for what could be one of the best films of the year! Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts on the film, as always thanks for stopping by EastCoastMovieGuys.
The film also stars John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, and Josh Pence.
Here's the official synopsis for La La Land below:
"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."
La La Land is set to opens in NY and LY on December 2nd, in limited release on December 9th, and wide on December 16th.
SOURCE: Fabian Pohl