arts • 15 Jul, 2016
Watch: Ryan Gosling Serenades Emma Stone in ‘La La Land’
The actor and actress show off their singing chops for their third feature film together
‘La La Land’ isn’t a far a cry from Damien Chazelle’s much raved about cinematic debut “Whiplash.” Judging from the newly released teaser, this is a second helping of music, ambition, and angst, with the addition of a romantic angle. The musical dramedy, which will be premiering at the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31, stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone all crazy, stupid in love (again) as the titular lovebirds.
Layered atop the velvety vocals and happy-hearted whistling of Gosling, who plays a struggling nightclub jazz musician, the dialogue-less snippets show the winsome Stone as an aspiring actress in LA making ends meet as a waitress. Amidst the mounting pressures of showbiz, the two succumb to the glamour of their own Hollywood-esque romance, waltzing across the galaxies and sealing the montage with a passionate orbital kiss. Flashes of somberness hanging heavy on the faces of Stone and Gosling suggest this won’t be overly excessive on the fluff. The film also costars J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, and John Legend.
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Words by Izzy Pulido