Movie News: J.K. Simmons to Reteam with 'Whiplash' Director for 'La La Land'; Watch Saoirse Ronan in Classy 'Brooklyn' Trailer

Movie News: J.K. Simmons to Reteam with 'Whiplash' Director for 'La La Land'; Watch Saoirse Ronan in Classy 'Brooklyn' Trailer

Jul 10, 2015


La La Land: J.K. Simmons, who won an Academy Award for his outstanding performance as a music conductor in Whiplash, will reteam with that film's director Damien Chazelle to make La La Land. The new project stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress in a "modern take on the Hollywood musical." The film is scheduled for release on July 15, 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Heaven Knows What

Good Time: Robert Pattinson will star as a bank robber on the run in the independent caper movie Good Time, to be directed by Josh and Benny Safdie (above with Pattinson at the premiere of their latest film, Heaven Knows What). The filmmaking duo have built up a distinguished track record so far; their previous titles include the critically-acclaimed The Pleasure of Being Robbed and Daddy Longlegs, while Pattinson has challenged himself with a series of indie roles, including the upcoming Queen of the Desert. [THR]


Johnny Express

Johnny Express: Production company Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions) has acquired the rights to Korean-made animated short film Johnny Express, giving it the option to make a feature-length version. Set in outer space during the 22nd century, the short revolves around the titular character, who unintentionally creates hilarious havoc while delivering a package to a distant planet. [The Wrap]



Brooklyn Trailer: Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel) stars in Brooklyn as a young Irish immigrant who comes to America in the 1950 and finds a new love. But, as the first trailer explains, she must return home, where she finds another love and is faced with life-changing decisions. Domhnall Gleeson also stars; the drama is heading to theaters on November 6. [MovieClips]

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