('Whiplash' director wrote and direct the film for Lionsgate). Emma Stone is in negotiations to play the female lead. Miles Teller recently exited the project, prompting Chazelle to offer the lead to Eddie Redmayne the newly-minted Oscar winner. Eddie has kept his schedule open as David Yates considers him for the role of Newt Scamander in WB’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” None of these confirmed yet.
Ryan Gosling is also rumored to be eyed for the male lead.
“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. 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.