Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie rejoin for the historical drama Babylon after collaborating on the 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Damien Chazelle, an Oscar winner for writing and directing Babylon, will give it a limited release in theatres in December 2022. Let’s discuss the plot, cast, release date, and latest update of the upcoming Babylon film.
About Babylon film (2022)
According to the official logline, the movie follows aspiring actress Nelly LaRoy (Robbie) and movie star Jack Conrad (Pitt) “during an era of uncontrolled excess and immorality in early Hollywood.”
According to Chazelle, “I wanted to show exactly how huge and powerful and brash and shameless that universe was.” As they rise and fall, rise and fall, rise again, and fall again, “it was really a wild West moment for these folks, this gallery of characters.”
Chazelle most likely chose the term Babylon for the corrupt civilization rather than the ancient empire. The initial stills from Paramount Pictures show that the film is set in the 1920s when Prohibition is very popular. But it doesn’t matter because the first really renowned Hollywood stars are present, along with trombonists, flappers wearing elaborate headdresses, and cigarette smokers who are cross-dressing.
According to the official synopsis, the movie is set in 1920s Los Angeles amid the transition from silent to talkies. While some movie stars succeed in the brave new world of synchronized sound, amassing fortune and power, we can presume that others fade into obscurity, leaving them with nothing but the vices they indulged in during the decadence of Hollywood’s fledgling golden age.
According to Chazelle for Vanity Fair, “everything is moving below people’s feet, and I became really captivated by the human cost of disruption at that magnitude, at a period when there was no road map when everything was just fresh and wild.” Look elsewhere if you’re seeking for a historically accurate or true-to-life inspired movie, as director Damien Chazelle noted that the movie is “largely fictional.”
Babylon film (2022) Official Trailer:
Babylon film (2022) Plot:
Similar to Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Licorice Pizza, Babylon will mix fictional characters with real-life figures while taking place in 1920s Hollywood during the switch from silent to talkies. A variety of characters will be included in the movie; some of them will succeed in the shift, while others will find it difficult to maintain their careers.
The official plot summary from Paramount is as follows:
“Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Diego Calva star in Damien Chazelle’s original epic Babylon, which is set in 1920s Los Angeles and also stars Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, and Jean Smart. It follows the rise and fall of several people during a time of unrestrained luxury and depravity in early Hollywood. It is a story of oversized ambition and outrageous excess.”
Babylon film (2022) Release Date:
Babylon won’t keep us waiting too long, as Paramount has confirmed that the movie will now be released to the general public on December 23, 2022. The movie was supposed to have a limited release on December 25, 2022, followed by a wide release on January 6, 2023, but on October 18, it was revealed that the limited release would be canceled. The movie was originally scheduled for December 25, 2021, restricted release date until COVID-19 completely altered the Hollywood scene. It’s probably for the best that Babylon waited another year given how cluttered the awards film scene was this past year.
The Whitney Housten biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the Dreamworks Animation fairytale sequel Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, James Cameron’s eagerly anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water, and the limited release of the Tom Hanks-led dramedy A Man Called Otto are just a few of the major movies that Babylon will be opening in close proximity to.
Babylon film (2022) Cast:
Major celebrities other than Robbie and Pitt also appear in the cast. In addition to Max Minghella, Lukas Haas, Samara Weaving, Eric Roberts, and others, this eagerly awaited film also stars Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, Jean Smart, Jeff Garlin, and Jean Smart.
Pitt and Robbie’s ability to make the performance the most personal thing they had ever done was part of what Chazelle called “wonderful” about working with them in these parts.
In a November 2022 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Roberts, who plays Robbie’s character’s father in the movie, praised Robbie’s work. Aside from that, he predicted that Margot Robbie would take home an Oscar for her performance.
Babylon Was Filmed in What Year and Where?
Babylon-social-featured-2. Initially slated to begin production in the middle of 2020, Babylon actually started filming on July 1, 2021, under the tight COVID-19 guidelines. The final day of filming was October 21, 2021. Most of the filming took place in and around Los Angeles. With an around $110 million budget, the movie will be Chazelle’s most costly endeavor to date. According to reports, the movie will last an epic three hours, and eight minutes.