Emma Stone is showing off her singing skills in the new teaser trailer for Damien Chazelle’s upcoming musical, ‘La La Land’. Chazelle last directed the Oscar-winning film ‘Whiplash’.
‘La La Land’ follows Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress living in Los Angeles who falls for a jazz musician, Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) — both of whom “struggle to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts”.
The new clip features an extended look at La La Land’s whimsical style, showing off the film’s striking color palette, gorgeous cinematography, and a scene in which Stone and Gosling defy gravity, floating hand-in-hand against the backdrop of a starry night sky.
Stone’s vocals soar over the clip as she belts “Audition,” one of the musical’s original tracks.
Chazelle, an Oscar nominee for penning the script for his 2014 drama Whiplash, directs La La Land from a screenplay he also wrote. J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, John Legend, and Finn Wittrock costar in the film, which is being released by Summit Entertainment, the distributor behind Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Picture-winning film,The Hurt Locker.
La La Land kicks off its probable awards season run with a screening at the Venice Film Festival later this month, followed shortly thereafter by screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film is currently set for a theatrical debut on Dec. 2.
Watch the trailer here.
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