Stuck for a prom date, Jacob Staudenmaier a 17-year-old from Phoenix, AZ decided to ask Emma Stone, who hails from his hometown. To get the attention of this Oscar champ, he recreated “Another Day of Sun,” the iconic opening number from “La La Land.” (Take a look at his efforts below.) It only took a couple of days for him to hear back from the actress. Unfortunately, as he revealed on Friday’s edition of “Good Morning America,” she has to take a pass on promdue to being eight time zones away in London working.(Watch above)
Stone let him down by way of a sweet note that he read out:
“Jacob, thanks for making the greatest proposal I’ve ever received. I can’t tell you what an honor that was and how much I smiled through that entire beautifully orchestrated video. I’m in London working, but I hope you have the best time at prom, and I’m grateful you thought of me. Thank you. P.S. I do see Gosling around the eyes. Love, Emma.”
In Staudenmaier’s low-budget version of the “La La Land” opener, he uses the parking lot of his high school rather than a freeway in Los Angeles to stage a traffic jam. And he co-opts some of his classmates to play his fellow commuters. Staudenmaier kept Justin Hurwitz‘s catchy melody but substituted his own lyrics for those of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
“I need a date to prom,” he trills. “Jacob Staudenmaier is my name. Emma Stone if you came, I think I’d lose it, go insane.” From there, he makes his case for the actress, who is 11 years his senior, to take time to fly back to her former neck of the woods.
— Jacob Staudenmaier (@upsettrout) April 4, 2017