Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sizzled with on-screen chemistry in “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and now they”ll get the chance to do that again – this time with song added to the mix.
The two actors are officially set to lead musical movie “La La Land,” Lionsgate announced via press release on Thursday. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of “Whiplash,” the musical is about Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone), are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love,” the press release detailed. “But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.”
It”ll be a third movie project together for the duo, who also co-starred in “Gangster Squad.”
The two actors have each given audience a taste of their singing chops in past works – Gosling sang “You Always Hurt the One You Love” in “Blue Valentine,” and Emma Stone made her Broadway debut last year in “Cabaret.”
“Whiplash” star Miles Teller and Emma Watson were previously attached to lead “La La Land.”
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