La La Land is nominated for 14 Oscars which includes the film’s stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, both of whom are up for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively.
And while the movie is clearly a hit, news has emerged that Emma Watson and Miles Teller were ‘originally tapped as leads in the movie,’ and are now ‘raising hell with their agents for not securing the roles for them,’ according to the New York Post.
However Watson and Teller – both repped by CAA – lost the roles for being ‘too demanding,’ a Hollywood insider said in the report. (DailyMail.com contacted spokespeople for both stars, but did not receive an immediate response.)
Missed opportunity: Emma Watson and Miles Teller were ‘originally tapped as leads’ in La La Land, and are now ‘raising hell with their agents for not securing the roles,’ according to a new report by The New York Post
One movie insider said, ‘Teller was offered $ 4 million to star in La La Land, but he wanted $ 6 million.’
According to the report, ‘Watson was offered the lead female role, but she initially wouldn’t commit.’
‘Then she began making all these crazy demands, like rehearsals for the film must be done in London — for a film called La La Land!’
The insider added: ‘They jumped through hoops to make it work with her, but she just didn’t feel the film was right for her.’
Teller didn’t seem to agree with the reports, dubbing them ‘alternative facts’ in a tweet
Some sources insist Watson stepped away to do Disney’s live-action Beauty And The Beast film.
The British actress Watson, who is best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, reportedly began her negotiations when she was represented by rival agency WME, but signed with CAA in December.
Teller and Watson are said to be furious they missed out on the role as the film has won a string of gongs and are expected to scoop a number of Academy Awards later this month.
‘Now that it’s winning all the awards, they’re freaking out and looking for someone else to blame.’
Huge hit: ‘Now that it’s winning all the awards, Watson and Teller are freaking out and looking for someone else to blame.’ La La Land is nominated for 14 Academy Awards
Reps for Teller, Watson and CAA did not comment. However Teller didn’t seem to agree with the reports, dubbing them ‘alternative facts’ in a tweet.
Meanwhile, when producers finally cast Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling ‘jumped at the chance to work with her again.’
Both actors are nominated for Oscars for their role in the hit musical.
When Stone received a nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in La La Land, she admitted it was ‘beyond any of her wildest imaginings.’
She said recently: ‘What a morning. I am so grateful for this honor and I’m so happy to share this feeling with my La La Land family. The greatest part of life is connecting with people, and I love the deeply talented, kind and passionate people I was lucky enough to work with on this movie.’
‘I’m also overjoyed that the movie has connected with audiences in the way it has, and that it’s hopefully bringing a kick in their step to those who watch it. This is beyond any of our wildest imaginings and we can’t wait to celebrate together.’
Up for Oscars! Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are both nominated for Best Actress and Best Actor at the Academy Awards, respectively