Damien Chazelle exploded onto the scene in 2014 with 'Whiplash' which helped J. K. Simmons earn his first Oscar for his supporting role and showed off the talents of this young director. Chazelle is following up his debut with the upcoming musical 'La La Land' which has Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the starring roles.
"La La Land' is set in modern-day Los Angeles and follows a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress. While this may take place in modern times, there's a certain charm to this first image that looks to bring some nostalgia out of audiences when it is released this summer. Gosling and Stone have been paired in the past to both success and failure and hopefully we'll see the former from this pairing.
'La La Land' will also star J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt and John Legend. With a cast stacked with both acting and musical talent, Chazelle should have all the pieces he needs to build another knockout film this year. We'll keep an eye on this one for future updates and will anxiously wait for the first trailer. Check back here for more!