La La Land Film, With Ryan Gosling, to Feature Songs by Pasek and Paul

News   La La Land Film, With Ryan Gosling, to Feature Songs by Pasek and Paul and Justin Hurwitz
Dogfight songwriters are lyricists for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's upcoming film.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
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Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose musical Dear Evan Hansen will bow at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre this month, have written lyrics for songs in the upcoming film La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Justin Hurwitz (Whiplash) has written the music.

As previously reported, La La Land, the forthcoming new film that tries to recapture the glamour of classic Hollywood musicals, has moved its premiere date from July 15 to December 2.

Gosling and Stone will star in the tuner alongside Oscar-winning composer John Legend. The film is scheduled to be directed by Damien Chazelle, who is best known for the 2014 movie Whiplash, about a young drummer and the music teacher who drives him relentlessly. J.K. Simmons, who won an Oscar for his performance as the teacher, will be featured in La La Land.

The musical film will open in limited release December 2 before widening to a general release December 16.

Marc Platt produces alongside Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert and Fred Berger.

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