Damien Chazelle once again produces a jazz-hued cinematic experience with his latest film La La Land.
A new teaser trailer, released on Tuesday, shows Emma Stone's character singing the melancholy tune "Audition" – one of six original songs in the film. The movie marks a reunion for Stone and Ryan Gosling, who first appeared together in the 2011 romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, and again in 2013's crime thriller Gangster Squad.
With Los Angeles as the film's backdrop, La La Land centers on aspiring actress Mia (Stone) and struggling jazz pianist Sebastian (Gosling) whose relationship begins to deteriorate as their careers blossom.
La La Land also stars J. K. Simmons, who worked with Chazelle in his highly-acclaimed film Whiplash. The movie went on to win three Academy Awards, including a best supporting actor trophy for Simmons.
The musical will have its world premiere as the opening night pic at this year's Venice Film Festival. In a statement for the festival, artistic director Alberto Barbera described La La Land as a film that "that does not merely reinvent the musical genre, it gives it a brand new start." The festival will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10.
La La Land is set to open in Australia on 5th January 2017.