If the beautiful first teaser wasn’t enough to sell you on Damien Chazelle‘s Whiplash follow-up La La Land, another trailer has landed that should do the trick. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the opener of the Venice Film Festival follows a jazz pianist (Gosling) who falls for an aspiring actress (Stone). Once again dialogue-free, this one shows off the song “Audition” as we see our leads gallivanting around Los Angeles.
“La La Land is a surprising tribute to the golden age of American musicals, from An American in Paris by Vincent Minnelli to New York, New York by Martin Scorsese,” Venice festival director Alberto Barbera previously said. “It is a film that does not merely reinvent the musical genre, it gives it a brand new start. If Whiplash was the revelation of a new filmmaker, La La Land is his definitive, albeit precocious, consecration among the great directors of Hollywood’s new firmament.”
Check out the trailer below for the film also starring J.K. Simmons, John Legend, Finn Wittrock, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rosemarie DeWitt.
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
La La Land hits theaters on December 2nd and will expand wide on December 16th.