Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie Party Like It’s 1920s Hollywood In Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” Epic
Damien Chazelle’s next historical spectacular Babylon, which is set in Hollywood, was first previewed at CinemaCon in April and then at CineEurope in June. Check out the teaser, which Paramount released today for the rest of the globe after debuting it on Monday at TIFF.
Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Diego Calva star in the latest picture from La La Land Oscar winner, which is billed as an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles as the film business transitions from silent to talkies. It follows the rise and fall of several people during a time of unrestrained luxury and depravity in early Hollywood. It is a story of oversized ambition and outrageous excess.
According to Anthony’s Monday TIFF report, the teaser is nonstop fun and jovial jazz. Robbie portrays a young, ambitious character who desires “eternal parties for everyone.” Pitt portrays the outrageous mega-star Jack Conrad who exclaims, “You know what we have to do? We must reimagine the form, sketch out those dreams, and record them in time. Then exclaim, “Eureka!” Just before plunging ass-backwards off of a balcony, the speaker said, “I am not alone.”
After First Man’s silence, Chazelle said to the TIFF crowd yesterday, “I wanted to do something raucous and loud… We wish to get rid of outdated assumptions.
Chazelle directs from a script that he wrote. Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, Rory Scovel, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Jeff Garlin, Li Jun Li, Jean Smart, P.J. Byrne, Lukas Haas, Olivia Hamilton, Max Minghella, Eric Roberts, Samara Weaving, and Lukas Haas are also included in the cast.
A Marc Platt, Wild Chickens, and Organization Pictures production is Babylon. As producers, Platt, Matthew Plouffe, and Olivia Hamilton work alongside executive producers Michael Beugg, Maguire, Wyck Godfrey, Helen Estabrook, and Adam Siegel.
Babylon will be released internationally by Paramount after expanding its domestic release on January 6.