Your favorite fictional couple, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, are returning to theaters in December for La La Land, and if the official trailer—released this morning—is any indication, you won’t be able to contain yourself.
Stone plays an aspiring actress dejected from failed auditions; Gosling, a jazz pianist with dreams of opening his own club. Both did their own singing and dancing for the film, and yes, that is Gosling actually playing the piano (SWOON). “I just couldn’t imagine lip-syncing these songs,” Stone told The Hollywood Reporter for a behind-the-scenes feature on the film.
The new two-and-a-half-minute trailer sees Stone’s Mia trying—and failing—at auditions as Gosling’s Sebastian is fired from his job (his petrifying boss played by the one and only J.K. Simmons). The two meet and sparks ignite, of course—”You could just write your own rules. Write something as interesting as you are,” Sebastian tells Mia (SWOON AGAIN). The trailer also offers a peek at several of the movie’s musical sequences (how good is that soundtrack though?), one of which sees hundreds of extras dancing atop cars on LA’s 105-110 interchange (the production shut down the highway for 48 hours). The film looks, in a word, spectacular. Watch the trailer below and prepare yourself—La La Land hits theaters December 16.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US