After the sensation that was Whiplash, Damien Chazelle could film anything and I would be first in line to see it.

La La Land is about the relationship between jazz pianist (played by Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (played by Emma Stone), set in modern day Los Angeles. Fascinatingly, the movie is a drama/musical. This is interesting because it sounds much lighter than Chazelle’s previous project, not to mention that musical is a genre that very few have the balls to take on.

When discussing the beautiful image above of Gosling and Stone dancing, Chazelle stated that he “wanted to make a big love letter to the city and focus on that push and pull that all young artists experience, between dreams and reality, which old Hollywood musicals are so good at expressing. I just love the idea of a whole emotional arc told purely visually and musically.”

La La Land stars two of Hollywood’s hottest young actors in Gosling and Stone, and the supporting cast contains Finn Wittrock, John Legend, and Rosemarie DeWitt, as well as a reunion between Chazelle and Whiplash star JK Simmons.

All the pieces are set in place for La La Land to be a knockout of a film!