The highly acclaimed award-winning original musical La La Land, from writer/director Damien Chazelle will receive a special engagement in select IMAX theaters domestically beginning Jan. 13, 2017.
La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, also released a new trailer featuring singer John Legend; Legend, plays Keith, an established musician who convinces Gosling’s character, an old friend and keyboardist, to join a new band poised for commercial success called The Messengers. The song featured in the clip, “Start a Fire,” was cowritten by Legend and becomes the band’s first big hit, making Gosling’s character a star and forcing him away from his budding romance with an aspiring actress, played by Stone.
La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. The film is written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle.
The film received seven Golden Globes® nominations, more than any other film, including Best Picture, and was also named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle.