Babylon Pictures Take Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt to 1920s Hollywood

The official first-look photos from Paramount Pictures’ upcoming period drama Babylon has finally been revealed through Vanity Fair. The film is currently set to hit select theaters on December 25th, followed by a wide theatrical release on January 6th.

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That Babylon photos give us our first look at Damien Chazelle’s next star-studded feature, which promises to transport audiences to the glamorous era of 1920s Hollywood. It is led by Margot Robbie, who plays the role of Nellie LaRoy, described as a “Hollywood transplant suddenly thrust into the limelight.” Meanwhile, Brad Pitt portrays Jack Conrad, “a hard-partying uber-movie star,” inspired by John Gilbert and Clark Gable.

Babylon is described as an original drama set in period Hollywood, a “bold auteur piece with a substantial budget.” It will also reportedly be R-rated, with the story taking place during the film industry’s big shift from silent films to talkies. It is also said to explore the rise and fall of several characters.

The all-star cast includes Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, Spike Jonze, Jean Smart, Samara Weaving, Max Minghella, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Phoebe Tonkin, Rory Scovel, Lukas Haas, Eric Roberts. PJ Byrne, Damon Gupton, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo and Li Jun Li, with Li cast as Anna May Wong.

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Babylon is written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle (La La Land, First man). The producers are Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe and Marc Platt. It is executive produced by Tobey Maguire, Helen Estabrook and Adam Siegel.

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