Whiplash and La La Land’s Damien Chazelle will be coming to Netflix with ‘The Eddy’

Do Whiplash and La La Land ring a bell? Well, you’ll be happy to hear how after his huge success during the Academy Awards with both those films, Damien Chazelle is heading straight to Netflix for a brand-new musical drama series, The Eddy!

If those two films aren’t a justification of what talent we’re talking about here, then I don’t know what will. The streaming giant has seen Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, Alfonso Cuaròn and now, Damien Chazelle and that makes up for the high caliber professionalism Netflix movies have and will have.

Per Netflix’s synopsis, “The Eddy” takes place in the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods of modern-day Paris. Once a celebrated jazz pianist in New York, Elliot Udo (Holland) is now the co-owner of the struggling club The Eddy, where he manages the house band fronted by lead singer and on-again-off-again girlfriend Maja (Joanna Kulig). As Elliot learns that his business partner Farid (Tahar Rahim) may be involved in some questionable practices at the club, secrets begin to come to light that have also been concealed from Farid’s wife Amira (Leïla Bekhti), and when Elliot’s troubled teenage daughter Julie (Amandla Stenberg) suddenly arrives in Paris to live with him, his personal and professional worlds quickly start to unravel as he confronts his past, fighting to save the club, and protect those closest to him.

Critically acclaimed Moonlight‘s André Holland will be starring in the lead role as musician Elliot Udo. Fun fact, though, is that Moonlight actually beat Chazelle’s La La Land for Best Picture at 2017’s Oscars. A lot of history going on here, if I do say so myself.

Remember Rue from the first Hunger Games movie? After appearing in last year’s young adult film The Hate U Give, Amandla Stenberg will be playing Elliot’s daughter, Julie.

Here’s the trailer for the film!

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