Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone Musical ‘La La Land’ Pushed From Summer Release

Directed by “Whiplash” wunderkind Damien Chazelle, the film is moving from July to December

Lionsgate has pushed back the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone musical “La La Land” from July to December, the studio announced Monday.

Distributed by Summit Entertainment, the film will open Dec. 2 in limited release before going wide on Dec. 16. It had been slated to open against Sony’s “Ghostbusters” on July 15, leaving that prime summer date to the effects-heavy tentpole.

Additionally, Black Label Media has come aboard to co-finance “La La Land” after previously partnering with Lionsgate on the acclaimed thriller “Sicario.”

“La La Land” was directed by “Whiplash” wunderkind Damien Chazelle and produced by Marc Platt, Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz.

John Legend is among the executive producers, and he also has a supporting role in the film along with Chazelle’s “Whiplash” star J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt and “The Big Short” star Finn Wittrock.

“La La Land” will now open against Relativity’s not-yet-shot “Strangers 2” on Dec. 2 before going wide on Dec. 16 against Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and New Line’s Will Smith drama “Collateral Beauty.”

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