'La La Land' Filmmaker Damien Chazelle to Helm Musical-Themed TV Drama

Titled 'The Eddy', the drama will revolve around a club in contemporary multicultural Paris, its owner, the house band and the volatile city that surrounds them.

AceShowbiz - Damien Chazelle is dancing his way to the small screen. The "La La Land" filmmaker reportedly will serve behind the lens for TV project set in modern-day Paris titled "The Eddy".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the musical-themed drama revolves around a club, with its owner and the house band trying to cope with "the volatile city that surrounds them." "The Eddy" has tapped Jack Thorne, who wrote a play titled "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" alongside J.K. Rowling, to pen the script.

The TV project, which is still unclear whether it will be developed as a one-off movie or a limited series, is currently being shopped around to cable networks and streaming services by WME. Grammy-winning songwriter Glen Ballard (%cAlanis Morissette%'s "Jagged Little Pill" and %cMichael Jackson%'s "Man in the Mirror") is on board the project as executive producer alongside Alan Poul ("Six Feet Under").

Chazelle started out his directorial gigs with low-budget horror flicks and even lower budget student films, before breaking out onto the scene with Oscar-nominated "Whiplash" (2014). He later brought his passion to the big screen with critically acclaimed "La La Land", which made Chazelle the youngest director to ever win Best Director in Academy Award history.

"The Eddy" joins Chazelle's another upcoming project, Neil Armstrong biopic titled "First Man". Penned by "Spotlight" scribe Josh Singer, the movie will reunite Chazelle with "La La Land" actor %cRyan Gosling%, who will portray the subject of the movie.

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