By Mandela Wells

Grammy Award winner and Oscar winner John Legend has officially joined Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. The Musical picture is written and directed by Chazelle and stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and J.K. Simmons.

Gosling in the movie, will portray a jazz pianist, while Stone will play an aspiring actress. The two fall head over heels for each other but face serious difficulties as they become more successful in their respective careers.

This will not be Legend’s first run at acting as he previously starred in Soul Men which featured Samuel L Jackson and the late Bernie Mac.

La La Land will be produced by Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt. Lionsgate will distribute the picture which will hit theaters July 15, 2016.