Ryan Gosling plays piano and sings in the teaser trailer for Summit Entertainment’s La La Land, a tribute to classic movie musicals. Emma Stone co-stars as a struggling actress in writer/director Damien Chazelle’s new romantic musical. La La Land, which marks the third time Stone and Gosling have teamed up onscreen (Gangster Squad and Crazy, Stupid, Love are the other two), also stars J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Sandra Rosko, and John Legend. La La Land is opening in theaters on December 16, 2016.
The Plot: La La Land is a modern take on the classic Hollywood romance, which is heightened by spectacular song-and-dance numbers, as two dreamers struggle to make ends meet while they pursue their passions in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail piano gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they 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.