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Emma Watson and Miles Teller to Go Musical With 'La La Land'

June 6, 2014 (6:51 am) GMT
The story of a pair of two dreamers will be narrated against the backdrop of glamorous Los Angeles, with Damien Chazelle as a screenwriter and director.
Emma Watson and Miles Teller to Go Musical With 'La La Land'

and are eying to headline an upcoming musical film called "". This project could reunite Teller who is currently filming "" with director Damien Chazelle who helmed his Sundance hit "".

The movie will follow aspiring actress Mia and cocky yet charismatic jazz pianist Sebastian in Los Angeles. The city brought them together, but in the end it may tear them apart as they soon discover that balancing love and art in such a cutthroat climate isn't easy.

Chazelle who writes and will direct the pic says in a document obtained by The Wrap, "I'd like to make a contemporary musical about L.A., starting with the L.A. we know but slowly building to a vision of the city as romantic metropolis - one that is actually worthy of the dreams it inspires."

"I'd like to make a musical about the way L.A.'s peculiar rhythms can push its residents to the edge of their emotions - be they hope, desperation or love. Think the kind of teetering-toward-madness you see in 'The Graduate' or 'Boogie Nights', and imagine if you were to push that further. In this case, the city pushes its residents all the way: it pushes them into song."

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