Emma Stone And Ryan Gosling Twist And Shout In Elegant First Trailer For La La Land


Two years ago, director Damien Chazelle had moviegoers glued firmly to their edge of their seats with Whiplash, an aggressive nail-biting white knuckle ride that not only revealed a star in the making in Miles Teller, but also bagged Chazelle three Oscars nominations.

Emulating such success would be a tall order for any filmmaker, but Chazelle is poised to circle back to the genre later this year with La La Land, a totally original musical that places Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in leading roles as two lovestruck dancers. If the pair displayed a piping hot chemistry in Crazy, Stupid, Love., Chazelle’s awards-friendly feature looks primed to showcase the twosome in a more intimate light, and today’s elegant first trailer is evidence of that.

Also starring J.K. not-quite-my-tempo Simmons, Finn Wittrock, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt and Meagen Fay, La La Land heralds a reunion between Chazelle and accomplished composer Justin Hurwitz, who penned many of the original songs found in Whiplash two years ago. 

With a kick and snazzy heel turn, La La Land will dance all the way into theaters on December 16. There, it’ll open opposite Gareth Edwards’ hotly-anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. How Damien Chazelle’s musical fares against such a blockbuster heavyweight is up for question, but whatever the case, you can have a gander at the stylish first poster, below.