Director/writer Damien Chazelle made a cinematic impact with his second feature film, Whiplash. Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, the film solidified Chazelle as a director to look out for. His follow up, La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is a bit of a departure from Whiplash. The story focuses on an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist, attempting to make it in Los Angeles…and is actually a musical.

La La Land hits theaters in limited release December 2, 2016, with a wide release on December 16, 2016.