Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), the film 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.
The film also features recent Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons playing a character called “Boss,” as well as Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno and Callie Hernandez playing Stone’s roommates.
Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt are producing. Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment will release La La Land in theaters on December 16, 2016.