Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt are about to go back in Hollywood history once again. They first worked together on Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Now, these two and a fun ensemble cast are traveling back to the 1920s in the film Babylon. There are other reasons to be excited about this project. From the stellar ensemble cast to the magnitude and scope of the project, it's bound to be an unforgettable experience.
After only knowing a few quick things about Babylon for a long time, Vanity Fair has released first-look photographs, along with new information about the filmmaker's film La La Land and Whiplash. It takes place during the transition from silent to talking films, and when Los Angeles was just beginning to become the entertainment capital.
Margot Robbie And Brad Pitt Are Reunited
After wrapping the Tarantino film, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie went off and did other projects. Bullet Train and Birds of Prey were praised by many, and Pitt won an Academy Award for their performances in Babylon.
Part of what I loved about working with them in these roles was that each of them felt like they were truly able to make the performance the most personal they had ever made.
Jack Conrad, who plays Clara Bow and Joan Crawford at different points in their careers, is inspired by John Gilbert and Clark Gable. Chazelle described his character as an uber-movie sensation.
The Ensemble Cast Is Such a Delightful and Surprising
Jean Smart, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde, and others are all on the rise of Babylons.I never imagined Id see Smart and Maguire together in a film. I'm so enthused by it.
Jean Smart has been outstanding in the world of television, particularly HBO Max programs, with her Emmy-winning role on Hacks and her Emmy-nominated performance in the miniseries Mare of Easttown. I expect that to continue in Babylon.
Tobey Maguire hasn't done much since 2014, though, and he made his return to the big screen in one of his finest performances of all time, reprising his role of Spider-Man alongside the other two Spider-Men (Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland) in Spider-Man: No Way Home. It's interesting to see him take on a new role that is so different from the previous ones.
Damien Chazelle Is Taking on His Biggest Project Yet
Damien Chazelle told Vanity Fair that this project was so big that he kept putting it off. He had been considering it for a long time before finishing First Man.
It was by far the toughest film Ive ever done. The logistics, the number of characters, the scale of the set pieces, and the length of time that the movie charts all conspired to make it particularly challenging, but it was a challenge that was rewarding to undertake.
The filmmaker wanted to juxtapose the beautiful, soft landscape of La La Land, which is perfectly demonstrated in that stunning final scene, with the dark themes of Whiplash about ambition.
Damien Chazelle returned to La La Land, his Academy Award-winning cinematographer and composer, meaning that Babylon will sound and look stunning.
When it comes to my emotions about this film, excitement is an understatement. Out of the 2022 film schedule, this feels like an epic we all need to keep an eye on come December.