Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling May Reunite for ‘Whiplash’ Director’s ‘La La Land’
Director Damien Chazelle caught everyone’s attention in a big way with Whiplash, his debut feature film starring Miles Teller, which (rightfully) earned J.K. Simmons an Oscar. His next film is based on a screenplay he wrote before Whiplash, and it might very well star two of the most lovable actors alive: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, who previously appeared together in Gangster Squad and Crazy Stupid Love.
Chazelle’s next film is La La Land, described as a “contemporary romantic musical” that follows the love story between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress. Although set in modern day Los Angeles, the film will have an old-fashioned musical vibe, which certainly sounds fairly dreamy — particularly when you add Stone and Gosling to the mix.
Deadline reports that the actors are circling the leading roles in the film, which will begin filming this fall. Miles Teller and Emma Watson were previously set to star in the film before both departed for other projects. Gosling recently took a break from acting to make his directorial debut with Lost River, but he’s back and lining up roles left and right — he’ll appear in one of Terrence Malick’s upcoming films, as well as Adam McKay’s The Big Short with Christian Bale and Brad Pitt, and he’s starring in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys. Oh, and he’s in talks for Guillermo del Toro’s long-gestating Haunted Mansion film. Hey girl, a man has to provide for his family, you know?