La La Land, from the writer/director of last year’s Whiplash, Damien Chazelle, and stars that year’s other big Oscar hit Birdman‘s Emma Stone as Mia, an aspiring actress who serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a jazz musician, who scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts, both of them are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Also starring JK Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sonoya Mizuno, Sandra Rosko and John Legend… yes, the singer, but despite him, this does look like an engaging watch.
Aiming for the BAFTA/Oscar crowd next year, La La Land is released in the UK on January 13th 2017.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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