Damien Chazelle’s Babylon to potentially star Emma Stone as studios line up
Deadline is reporting that Oscar and Golden Globe winner Damien Chazelle’s (La La Land) Babylon is being circled by several studios. Oscar and Golden Globe winner Emma Stone (La La Land) is in talks to star in the movie.
Babylon is described as an original drama set in period Hollywood, a “bold auteur piece with a significant budget.” The outlet notes that Lionsgate is currently in the lead to land the movie at auction.
Chazelle, whose credits include 10 Cloverfield Lane, Whiplash, First Man, and The Last Exorcism Part II, wrote the script and will direct. Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe, and Marc Platt will serve as producers. The outlet confirms the project is not the previously rumored musical Chazelle had written.
Stone’s recent credits include the Netflix series Maniac, The Favourite, Battle of the Sexes, and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Upcoming projects include the action-comedy horror Zombieland: Double Tap sequel, The Croods 2, Cruella, and the comedy horror The Menu starring alongside Ralph Fiennes.
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