The synopsis for La La Land is as follows:
La La Land tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, 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 while set in modern day, definitely has a classical Hollywood film feel to it and the teaser serves its purpose in capturing that while teasing the story of Mia and Sebastian. While it has Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling paired together (again) to bring in film viewers, the reason I’m eagerly looking forward to seeing it is because I was absolutely impressed by Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash and I’m interested in seeing in what he does with the material here in La La Land. The rest of the cast includes J.K Simmons, Finn Wittrock, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Meagen Fay, Jason Fuchs, Jessica Rothenberg, Sonoya Mizuno and Callie Hernandez.
La La Land is scheduled for cinematic release on the 16th December (US) and the 13th January (UK).