Hollywood star Tom Hanks has heaped praise on Ryan Goslin-Emma Stone-starrer La La Land, saying Hollywood is “doomed” if people don’t like this movie.
The Oscar-winning actor was promoting his own new movie Sully at the Telluride Film Festival when he interrupted the Q & A to extol the virtues of the new musical, which has been directed by Damien Chazelle, reported Female First.
“This is not a movie that falls into some sort of trend. I think it is going to be a test of the broader national audience, because it has none of the things that major studios want,” Hanks said.
“Pre-awareness is a big thing they want, which is why a lot of remakes are going on. [’La La Land’] is not a sequel, nobody knows who the characters are... But if the audience doesn’t go and embrace something as wonderful as this then we are all doomed.”
The 60-year-old actor said he is impressed the project got made because it is so different to anything else around and he is thankful studio bosses ignored trends to green light the movie.
“I like to think we approach movies the same way we approach being members of the audience in that you just want to see something you have never seen before. It’s funny. When you see something that is brand new, that you can’t imagine, and you think ‘Well thank God this landed’, because I think a movie like La La Land would be anethema to studios. Number one, it is a musical and no one knows the songs. We all understand the business aspects of it. It’s cruel and it’s backbreaking and take-no-prisoners. But there’s always that chance where the audience sees something that is brand new, that they never expected, and embraces it, and celebrates it,” he said.
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