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Babylon Photos Take Margot Robbie & Brad Pitt to 1920s Hollywood

The official first-look photos from Paramount Pictures’ forthcoming period drama Babylon have finally been unveiled through Vanity Fair. The film is currently set to arrive in select theaters on December 25, followed by a wide theatrical release on January 6.

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The Babylon photos provide us with our first look at Damien Chazelle’s next star-studded feature which promises to transport the audiences to the glamorous era of 1920s Hollywood. It is being led by Margot Robbie, who is playing the role of Nellie LaRoy, described as a “Hollywood transplant who suddenly finds herself in the spotlight.” Meanwhile, Brad Pitt is portraying 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 significant budget.” It is also reportedly going to be R-rated, where the story will take place during the film industry’s major shift from silent film to talkies. It is also said to be exploring the rise and fall of multiple 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. P.J. Byrne, Damon Gupton, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, and Li Jun Li, with Li set as Anna May Wong.

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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.


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