Babylon (2022 film)

Babylon is an upcoming period drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, starring Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in the lead roles. Tobey Maguire serves as an executive producer, and appears in a supporting role.

Babylon
Directed byDamien Chazelle
Written byDamien Chazelle
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyLinus Sandgren
Edited byTom Cross
Music byJustin Hurwitz
Production
companies
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 25, 2022 (2022-12-25)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The film is scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on December 25, 2022.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

It was announced in July 2019 that Damien Chazelle had set his next project, a period drama set in the golden age of Hollywood. Lionsgate was the frontrunner to acquire the project, with Emma Stone and Brad Pitt in the mix to star.[1] In November, Paramount Pictures acquired worldwide rights to the project, with Stone and Pitt still circling roles.[2] Pitt confirmed his involvement in January 2020, describing the film as being set when the silent film era transitioned into sound.[3] He will play a fictional character based on actor and director John Gilbert.[4] In December 2020, Stone exited the film due to scheduling conflicts, with Margot Robbie now in early negotiations to replace her, and Li Jun Li was cast to portray Anna May Wong.[5][6] Robbie would be confirmed in March 2021 to play Clara Bow, with Jovan Adepo and Diego Calva also joining.[4][7][8] In June, Katherine Waterston, Max Minghella, Flea, Samara Weaving, Rory Scovel, Lukas Haas, Eric Roberts, P.J. Byrne, Damon Gupton, Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin and Tobey Maguire (who is also an executive producer for the film), joined the cast.[9][10][11] In July 2021, Jean Smart joined the cast.[12] In August 2021, Chloe Fineman, Jeff Garlin and Troy Metcalf joined the cast of the film.[13]

FilmingEdit

Filming was set to take place in California in mid 2020 after securing a state tax credit.[14] However, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and instead began filming on July 1, 2021.[11][15] Filming wrapped on October 21, 2021.[16]

ReleaseEdit

The film was initially scheduled for a limited release on December 25, 2021 and a wide release on January 7, 2022,[2] but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was re-scheduled for a limited release on December 25, 2022 and a wide release on January 6, 2023.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (July 15, 2019). "Brad Pitt Also Circling Damien Chazelle's Period Hollywood 'Babylon' With Emma Stone". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 5, 2021. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (November 11, 2019). "Paramount Lands WW Rights On Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon' With Emma Stone, Brad Pitt Circling Period Hollywood Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 24, 2021. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Sharf, Zach (November 10, 2019). "Brad Pitt Relives the 'Fight Club' World Premiere and Being Stoned As the Film Bombed". Indiewire. Archived from the original on June 11, 2021. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Galuppo, Mia (December 2, 2020). "Margot Robbie in Talks to Replace Emma Stone in Damien Chazelle's "Babylon". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 6, 2021. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (December 2, 2020). "Emma Stone Exits Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon'; Margot Robbie In Early Talks To Reunite With Brad Pitt In Period Hollywood Drama". Archived from the original on March 29, 2021. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  6. ^ "Damien Chazelle Casts Li Jun Li as Anna May Wong in 'Babylon'". Collider. December 2, 2020. Archived from the original on December 19, 2020. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 3, 2021). "'Fences' Star Jovan Adepo Joins Ensemble Of Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon' At Paramount". Archived from the original on June 6, 2021. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (March 16, 2021). "Rising Mexican Actor Nabs "Critical" Role Opposite Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt in Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 29, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 2, 2021). "Katherine Waterston Joins Damien Chazelle's 1920s Hollywood Pic 'Babylon'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 20, 2021. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  10. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 2, 2021). "Max Minghella, Flea, Samara Weaving & More Round Out Cast For Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 25, 2021. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  11. ^ a b Kit, Borys (June 24, 2021). "Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin, Tobey Maguire Join Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 10, 2021. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (July 12, 2021). "Jean Smart Joins Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie in Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 12, 2021. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 2, 2021). "Paramount Pictures' 'Babylon' Rounds Out Cast With Chloe Fineman, Jeff Garlin & Troy Metcalf". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 2, 2021. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
  14. ^ Sandberg, Bryn (November 12, 2019). "Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon' Among 13 Films Set to Shoot in California in 2020". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on December 28, 2019. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  15. ^ "Extras needed for 'Babylon' movie filming near SCV". June 21, 2021. Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/joeyprimo/status/1451115142674993164. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 7, 2021). "Paramount Removes Lee Daniels' 'Billie Holiday' From Schedule As Pic Heads To Hulu; Dates Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 25, 2021. Retrieved June 2, 2021.

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