Emma Stone reveals new song ‘Audition’ in next ‘La La Land’ preview
Neither teaser has billed La La Land as all that upbeat of a musical. Both Gosling’s “City of Stars” and “Audition,” the song revealed in this new preview that Stone sings are rather melancholy.
“Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem,” Stone sings. “Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make.”
Indeed, the film’s official summary promises a story that “explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.”
It’s set in modern-day Los Angeles but strongly channels a lot of 1950s and ’60s style.
La La Land is Gosling and Stone’s third film together. They also played romantic interests in Crazy, Stupid, Love. and Gangster Squad. They’re the closest thing we’ve got to a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers pair today, and in this teaser trailer, their undeniable chemistry is on full display and we get another peek at a gorgeous Astaire/Rogers-inspired waltz floating through the Griffith Observatory planetarium.
Check it out below:
La La Land, directed and written by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), will premiere at the Venice Film Festival later this month and is also set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. The original musical will get a limited theatrical release on December 2, 2016 and roll out in more theaters later that month.