Emma Stone Rumored To Be In Negotiations To Sing In 'Whiplash' Director's New Musical 'La La Land'

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Emma Stone is rumored to be in negotiations to star in Whiplash director, Damien Chazelle’s musical, La La Land, and quite possibly with Ryan Gosling, sources told TheWrap.

When Emma Watson dropped out to star as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Emma Stone became the focus of Chazelle and Lionsgate's search for the perfect actress to play Mia in the musical.

Ryan Gosling is reportedly the latest actor in negotiations for the male role, alongside Emma Stone.

"La La Land is a two-hander that follows a pair of dreamers — aspiring actress Mia, who’s lonely desperate to fit in, and cocky yet charismatic jazz pianist Sebastian — who fall in love in Los Angeles," said The Wrap about the plot. "However, the city that brought them together may tear them apart, as they soon discover that balancing love and art in such a cutthroat climate isn’t easy."

La La Land is said to be a movie about "big dreams, the big city and the kind of love that makes life feel like a musical."

TheWrap obtained a document written by Chazelle, called the “lookbook” for La La Land, which is a summation of the story, characters, look and tone of the film.

"At its core, this is a movie about artists in love–and what it means to be an artist in love in arguably the most competitive city on the planet. How do you juggle the need to find success as an artist with the need to share oneself with another human being? And how do you do so in a place where every poster, every street corner and every sign remind you of the glories just beyond reach? L.A. is the "Dream Factory," and to me there’s something swooningly romantic about that: all those unsung songs and unrealized ideas clouding the air. By casting an affectionate eye on a pair of young hopefuls, while aspiring to the kind of full-fledged romanticism you hardly ever see in today’s movies, I hope to capture the spirit of the city I now call home, and make a movie that feels both classical and urgent–and, yes, intrinsically L.A.,” wrote Chazelle, in part.

Emma Stone has been very busy of late, especially after her Oscar nomination for Birdman. Her next project is Cameron Crowe's Aloha with Bradley Cooper, followed by Woody Allen's Irrational Man, with Joaquin Phoenix.

It's no wonder Emma Stone and her boyfriend of three years, Amazing Spiderman co-star Andrew Garfield are reportedly taking a break. There just no time for romance when you're portraying romantic leads.

Pam Wright

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