Damien Chazelle is undoubtedly one of the most influential filmmakers of the last 15 years. whiplash, La La Land Y first-man they garnered 10 Oscars, including Best Director, as Chazelle became the youngest nominee to win in that category. After a four-year break from filmmaking, Chazelle returns with his fifth directed feature film, Babylon.
Set in 1920s Hollywood, Babylon is an original epic that highlights the transition from silent film to talking film. Written by Chazelle, the explosive first trailer depicts Tinseltown as a decadent city full of sex, drugs and jazz. In the center of the images are Brad Pitt, margot robbie and Diego Calva, three figures who seek to keep the party going.
Babylon It will feature a mix of historical and fictional characters, chronicling both their rise and fall during early Hollywood. The cast includes Jovan Adepo, Jean Smart, Li Jun Li, Max Minghella, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Lukas Haas, Samara Weaving, Olivia Wilde, and Tobey Maguire, who also serves as executive producer.
Joining Chazelle to compose the music is his frequent collaborator, Justin Hurwitz, who produced the music for the director’s previous four films. Oscar winners Linus Sandgren and Tom Cross join Chazelle as director of photography and editor, respectively.
Babylon hails from Paramount Pictures, which is having a tremendous year at the box office thanks to movies like Scream, Jackass Forever, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Lost City and the mega-hit, Top Gun: Maverick.
Babylon premieres on December 25 in a limited release before expanding on January 6, 2023.