Paramount Pictures has dropped a brand new featurette for a highly anticipated “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle’s upcoming epic film “ “Babylon.” The all-star period drama is set to release on Wide.
“Babylon” is an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles, during a particularly volatile time in the history of Hollywood, when the film industry was transitioning from the silent era to the talkies. The film is told through the perspective of an assistant named Manny, played by newcomer Diego Calva. “He’s our guide through the story,” Chazelle says. “He’s our eyes and ears through an outsider’s point of view.”
Chazelle also went on to tease the film’s epic scale, describing it as his biggest project yet. They also continued to talk about the story’s wild and chaotic nature, as it showcases a new side of the industry during a time of excessiveness. Also featured in the cast are more popular stars such as Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, who are reuniting after working together in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
“Babylon”also stars Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, P.J. Byrne, Lukas Haas, Olivia Hamilton, Tobey Maguire, Max Minghella, Rory Scovel, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Jeff Garlin, Eric Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Samara Weaving, Olivia Wilde.
“Babylon is written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle (La La Land, First Man). Producers are Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe, and Marc Platt. It is executive produced by Tobey Maguire, Helen Estabrook, and Adam Siegel.