After 'First Man', Damien Chazelle is returning to familiar territory for his Netflix series.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: I can add that Brad Pitt also is circling Babylon, the early-Hollywood period drama that is likely to reteam La La Land filmmaker Damien Chazelle with Emma Stone. Sources confirm that Pitt also is in the mix, though neither he nor Stone has made a commitment. I've also heard that Babylon is a drama […]
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The space race just got a whole lot more dangerous as this new clip from Damien Chazelle's First Man is about to prove.
Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of 'La La Land' and 'Whiplash', is setting out to put the "ooh" back into the moon landings with 'First Man'.
Neil Armstrong’s sons and director Damien Chazelle have defended the absence of a flag-planting scene in the movie “First Man,” which details the 1969 moon landing. Rick Armstrong and Mark Armstrong released a statement jointly with “First Man” author James R. Hansen on Friday in the wake of claims that the lack of the flag […]
Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle’s space race drama “First Man” will open the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival, Variety has learned. The film will unspool on Wednesday, Aug. 29. This will mark the second opening-night Venice bow for Chazelle. His previous film, “La La Land,” kicked off the fest in 2016 before cruising into the […]
Apple has added another high-profile scripted series to its rapidly growing portfolio. The streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to an hourlong drama from Oscar-winning <em>La La Land</em> director Damien Chazelle. In a first for the multi-hyphenate screenwriter-director-producer, Chazelle plans to write and direct all episodes of the series, the details of which are being kept under wraps. Along with Chazelle, the series will be executive produced by…
VENICE, Italy — Netflix is joining forces with Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of “La La Land,” for “The Eddy,” a Paris-set musical drama series which will mark Chazelle’s first venture into TV. Chazelle will direct two episodes of the series, on top of exec-producing. The eight-episode show comes from IMG and will premiere exclusively... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/tv/asia/netflix-teams-with-la-la-land-director-damien-chazelle-on-paris-set-musical-series-the-eddy-1202544821/" title="Read Netflix Teams With Damien Chazelle on Paris-Set Musical Series ‘The Eddy’">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Scott Clayton’s Oceanside Media has optioned movie rights to the mystery thriller “The Claim,” written by “La La Land” writer-director Damien Chazelle. Clayton will produce the movie alongside Route One Entertainment’s Russell Levine and Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital. Clarance’s Motion Picture Capital will fully finance the film, slated to begin production this year.... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/damien-chazelle-thriller-the-claim-production-1202008002/" title="Read Damien Chazelle Sells Black List Script ‘The Claim’ for Release in 2018">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
When Barry Jenkins returned to his hotel suite at the Four Seasons Monday at 3 a.m. after a surreal night at the Oscars, he slept for a couple of hours, then watched a clip of the show’s ending on his cell phone, finding something oddly enchanting about those final shocking moments that unfolded on live... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/features/damien-chazelle-barry-jenkins-oscars-best-picture-shocker-interview-1201999305/" title="Read Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins on That Oscars Shocker: The Morning-After Interview">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
It was inevitable – ‘La La Land’ is heading to the West End. After almost picking up Best Picture at last night’s Oscar’s, it looks as though the critically-applauded musical drama is being adapted for the West End. According to The Sun, prolific Broadway and West End producer Sonia Friedman revealed that an adaptation of the much-loved movie is already in the works.
In pole position for this year’s prize is ‘La La Land’, a film arriving as much-needed respite following the many shocks, horrors and uncertainties of 2016. ‘La La Land’ is a mug of hot chocolate after getting caught in a sleet storm. It’s a sincere homage to a bygone Hollywood era, and so there are certainly similarities to be drawn with another Oscar-winner – ‘The Artist’, but none favour the 2012 Best Picture winner. What undoes Michel Hazanavicius’ well-meaning ode to silent movies is its knowing winks, and a single line of illusion-cracking dialogue. ‘La La Land’ by contrast is a wholehearted and true resurrection of a long-forgotten form which pays tribute in all the right ways, but is contemporary also, making the genre work for modern audiences but never trampling its legacy.
Damien Chazelle has injected a new lease of life into a genre that many would consider to be a product of a bygone Hollywood era; the musical.
Ryan Gosling’s been a busy man in recent years, but 2016 has only seen him star in one movie – Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’ alongside Russell Crowe – but 2017 just got a whole lot busier. With ‘La La Land’ hitting UK cinemas in early January, the ‘Drive’ actor has ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in post-production, with Terrence Malick’s ‘Weightless’ out in March. With Gosling on board after a relatively quiet stint, fans will be glad to see the Canadian back on the big screen after a number of high profiled roles in ‘Gangster Squad’, ‘Only God Forgives’, and ‘The Big Short’ since since 2013.
Two stars were initially attached to Damien Chazelle film now considered by many to be the awards season front-runner
'La La Land’ is a musical following aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone), in Los Angeles as she meets and falls for struggling Jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). The trailer above is set to the voice of Stone, singing 'Audition’ - an original track written for the film. It isn’t only Stone’s singing that impresses in this trailer, the vibrancy, cinematography and tone also strike a unique note making 'La La Land’ stand out from the crowd of upcoming awards season contenders.
Well you’re in luck, because the first trailer for ‘La La Land’ has this in abundance and you can check it out below right now. Written and directed by ‘Whiplash’s’ Damien Chazelle, which was quickly regarded as one of the best films of 2014, ‘La La Land’ is a musical comedy-drama that revolves around the romance between Emma Stone’s Mia and Ryan Gosling’s Sebastian. As well as Stone and Gosling, ‘La La Land’ reunites Chazelle with J.K. Simmons, who just so happened to win the Best Supporting Academy Award for his turn in ‘Whiplash’, while it also features John Legend, Finn Wittrock, and Rosemarie DeWitt.