J.K. Simmons will re-team with “Whiplash” director Damien Chazelle in the musical “La La Land” for Lionsgate.
Ryan Gosling will portray a jazz pianist and Emma Stone will play an aspiring actress in the story, in which the duo fall in love but face difficulties as they become more successful.
Simmons will portray a character called the Boss. Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno and Callie Hernandez also star, while Chazelle is directing from his own script. Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt will produce.