Whiplash Director Heads To “La La Land”

Following his debut film “Whiplash” sweeping the top prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker Damian Chazelle has begun setting up his next project – the youth-oriented musical “La La Land”.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the California-set romantic musical follows an aspiring actress and jazz musician who fall in love. Their relationship is soontested by the high-stress environment of the city’s arts and entertainment community.

No cast has been set yet but various studios are reportedly interested in both financing and distributing the project. Filming will take place in Los Angeles.