Movie Musical from Director of Whiplash Sets New Release Date

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will star in La La Land.

La La Land, the forthcoming new film that tries to recapture the glamour of classic Hollywood musicals, has moved is premiere date from July 15 to December 2, according to Variety.

As previously announced, Ryan Gosling and Emma 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 will now open in limited release on December 2, before widening to a general release on December 16.

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Gosling is working on yet another musical project as well. Warner Bros. has optioned the biopic Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley, about the life of choreographer, director, performer, producer and production supervisor Busby Berkeley, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The project, based on the biography of the same name by Jeffrey Spivak, would be produced by Gosling and Marc Platt (If/Then, Pal Joey, Wicked, Three Days Rain, Total Abandon), with Gosling to star and possibly direct. Gosling and Platt previously worked together on the indie crime movie "Drive." Berkeley, known for films such as "42nd Street," "Gold Diggers of 1935," "For Me and My Gal" and "Romance on the High Seas," was the choreographer of Broadway's The Wild Rose, White Eagle, Present Arms, Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1928, Good Boy, Rainbow, Pleasure Bound, A Night in Venice, Broadway Nights, Nine-fifteen Revue and The International Review, among others. He was the production supervisor of No, No, Nanette.

Berkeley was a three-time Oscar nominee for Best Dance Direction of Varsity Show, Gold Diggers of 1937 and Gold Diggers of 1935.

Chantal Nong will oversee the project for Warner Bros.

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