Paramount Pictures has lined up the eccentric drama film Babylon this holiday, which is described as “The Great Gatsby on Steroids”, featuring an all-star studded cast and the craziness of the golden age in Hollywood.
Crafted by Damien Chazelle, Babylon depicts the entertainment industry's evolution in the 1920s from silent films to the audio version as it sees the rise and descent of Hollywood bigwigs.
The preview video captures the indulgence of early Hollywood, consisting of drug overuse and hard partying. We see topless women and Brad Pitt’s character plummeting from a balcony in his undies but surprisingly gets up unharmed as he retires for the night.
Brad Pitt features as one of the film's leads Jack Conrad, joined by Margot Robbie as Nellie LaRoy. The rest of the film’s huge ensemble cast includes Tobey Maguire as James McKay, Jean Smart as Elinor St. John, Max Minghella as Irving Thalberg, Li Jun Li as Lady Fay Zhu, Jovan Adepo as Sidney Palmer, Lukas Haas as George Munn and Diego Calva as Manny Torres.
Olivia Wilde, Samara Weaving, Jeffrey Garlin, P.J. Byrne, Rory J. Scovel, Eric Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Phoebe Tonkin and Katherine Waterston also appear in the film.
Babylon is produced by Tobey Maguire, Olivia Hamilton, Marc Platt and Matthew Plouffe.
When Will 'Babylon' Premiere?
The 3-hour comedy-drama film will premiere on December 23 2022 in the U.S.
In other news, the highly anticipated Barbie live adaptation film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling is in its post-production phase and expected to debut on July 21 2023.
Like Babylon, Barbie features an A-list cast, including Robbie's look-alike Emma Mackey (Sex Education), Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached), Will Ferrell (Elf), Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Simu Liu (Taken), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and SNL star Kate McKinnon.
There’s also Issa Rae (Little), Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education), Emerald Fennell (The Crown), Ariana Greenblatt (A Bad Moms Christmas), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men Apocalypse), Connor Swindells (Sex Education) and Rhea Perlman (Matilda).