Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling Circle Damien Chazelle’s Musical LA LA LAND

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are in talks to star in La La Land, the musical that Whiplash director Damien Chazelle is assembling.

Miles Teller and Emma Watson were originally attached to star, but Teller has left the project and Watson has departed for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Eddie Redmayne is rumored to be circling the role as well. The deals aren’t done yet.

The second film from Whiplash writer-director follows “an aspiring actress Mia, who’s lonely desperate to fit in, and cocky yet charismatic jazz pianist Sebastian — who fall in love in Los Angeles. However, the city that brought them together may tear them apart, as they soon discover that balancing love and art in such a cutthroat climate isn’t easy.”

The La La Land production is expected to start this fall. Lionsgate is behind it.

Teller was fantastic in Whiplash and I think it’s very disappointing to not see the director/star collaboration grow. On the other hand, the good chemistry between Gosling and Stone would really benefit the factor that this film would require. The project would mark their third collaboration, following Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad.

Source: Deadline