Musical fans everywhere can rejoice as a new blockbuster Hollywood Musical is right around the corner, this musical’s name being “LaLa Land”. The film itself is an American based romantic musical that includes comedy & drama. It’s written and also directed by Damien Chazelle, the director behind the beloved movie Whiplash. This film has famous actors Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons, Callie Hernandez, Meagan Summit and many others. The film isn’t set to be released on December 16th, 2016. Those who are desperate to see the film beforehand can do so between August 31st & September 10th.
The plot of the film is as follows. Two characters live within the heart of Los Angeles, where modern day society is at its fullest. One young aspiring actress named Mia, a woman who currently serves lattes as she works in between auditions. The other is a young man by the name of Sebastian; he is a jazz musician that for his entire career has worked at dingy bars in order to live. Sebastian one day is hired on at the same coffee shop she serves lattes and the two meet, only to then fall in love. As success for the both of them comes at an alarming rate, their relationship threatens to tear them apart. It’s a story between love & career, a story far too many have had to experience.
The film began its post-production back on June 5th, 2014. It was reported back then that it would be Emma Watson & Miles Teller taking up the main leads. This would have been redundant as both actors appeared in Whiplash, the film that Damien Chazelle directed before LaLa Land. It wasn’t until April 14th, 2015 that it was revealed that Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling would-would appear in the film. This isn’t the first time that these two have had an on-screen romance, previously in Gangster’s Squad the two acted as secret lovers. Fans of the two are thrilled to see them reunite on screen, let alone in a musical format.
Venice International Film Festival
Even though the film isn’t set to be released on December 16th, 2016 for national audiences. The film will be able to be seen during August 21st & September 10th thanks to the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. LaLa Land is set to be one of the best films for the festival with a large number of individuals attending the festival just to see this film.
If LaLa Land is able to obtain multiple awards, then they will stand as a major player for the box office. It will also stand as a major player for award season 2017. There is a good chance that this film will receive Academy Award and Emmy Nominations.
This film is going to do far better than the director could have ever hoped for. It has been accepted by the Venice International Film Festival which has destined the film for greatness. There is a good chance that this will be the best musical to be released in years.