Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt starring first uncensored trailer for Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’ has been revealed by Paramount Pictures. Set in the Jazz Age of the 1920s, during Hollywood’s transition from silent films to talkies, Watch the trailer below.
In the film, Brad Pitt plays the role of Jack Conrad: a silent film star during the 1920s, and Margot Robbie plays the role of Nellie LaRoy: a 20s icon. alongside Diego Calva as Manny Torres, Jovan Adepo as Sidney Palmer, Li Jun Li as Lady Fay Zhu, Jean Smart as Elinor St. John, Tobey Maguire as James McKay, Samara Weaving, Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Max Minghella as Irving Thalberg, and Katherine Waterston as Ruth Arzner.
Directed by Damien Chazelle. Speaking to TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey (Via IndieWire), Chazelle told Babylon’ was the biggest cast, the biggest number of roles I’ve ever juggled by far,” he said. “The casting process took a long, long time. It’s a mostly fictional film where the characters are fictional, but inspired by composites of real-life people. Writing them I was getting inspiration from a lot of those real-life sources, but pretty quickly you move to the casting phase and you’re just looking for people to surprise you. That was the guiding principle, to demolish all preconceived notions of that era, those people, and find actors who would convey that spirit.
“The high points of the silent era are some of the high points of cinema, period,” Chazelle said. And one of the tragic ironies of that period is right when the art form was reaching its apogee, the legs got cut off from underneath it by sound and by a whole host of changes, both technological and societal, and industrial.
Produced by Olivia Hamilton, Marc Platt, and Matt Plouffe. Marc Platt Productions and Material Pictures will finance. Paramount Pictures will distribute the film in the U.S.
Babylon will have its limited theatrical run on December 25, 2022, before expanding wide on January 6, 2023.
Check out the posters below.
Source: Paramount Pictures YouTube