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