“Damien Chazelle directing the song-and-dance romance…

‘Crazy Stupid Love’ and The Gangster Squad’ co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are reportedly circling the lead roles in ‘La La Land,’ the next directorial effort from Damien Chazelle (‘Whiplash’).

A contemporary romantic musical, the film is set in Los Angeles and on two dreamers—Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, an aspiring jazz musician—who cross paths in L.A. They fall in love, and before they know it they’ve found them­selves in a full-fledged romance, their hopes and visions now thoroughly intertwined. Just as it brought them together, however, L.A. may tear them apart. As they struggle to forge their own identities amidst the cut­throat competition that surrounds them, Mia and Sebastian discover that balancing love and art in a place like this may be the biggest hurdle of all.

Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’ star Miles Teller and Emma Watson (‘Noah’) were initially set to headline the movie, however Watson exited to do Disney’s upcoming live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and according to Deadline’s sources, Teller has moved on.