Brad Pitt is reportedly unrecognisable as American silent movie star John Gilbert in new footage fromLa La Land director Damien Chazelle’s forthcoming Babylon.The never-before-seen clips, which were presented at CinemaCon on Thursday (28 April), mostly depicted Pitt wearing a tank, white boxers, and a large prosthetic nose.Other than Oscar-winner Pitt, the star-studded cast of Chazelle’s highly-anticipated next inludes Diego Calva, Margot Robbie, Max Minghella, Lukas Haas, Spike Jonze, Samara Weaving, Jean Smart, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde and the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist Flea. While Calva, who appeared in season three of Narcos: Mexico, portrays a young Mexican actor...
Back in 2014, filmmaker Damien Chazelle hotly burst into the scene with Whiplash, which is about a promising young jazz drummer who enrolls into one of the top bands in the country. However, his teacher’s unorthodox and frightening methods may reveal that Andrew isn’t the great musician that he thought he was. The film was a smashing success and Whiplash garnered five Emmy nominations including Best Motion Picture of the Year. Whiplash would actually go on to win three Oscars: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Achievement in Film Editing, and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing. Two years later, Chazelle returned with one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, La La Land, which was actually a dream project of his. The film did tremendously well at the box office and received fourteen Nominations at the 2017 Academy Awards. The 2016 feature actually walked out with six wins, including Best Achievement in Directing. At the moment, these are the two top movies in Chazelle’s filmography; Which one is better? Let’s dive deeper into both Whiplash and La La Land to find out.
Damien Chazelle Helms Huge Cast in the Tinseltown Talkie Transition Era. Versatile director/writer Damien Chazelle takes on vintage Hollywood as his next foray, Babylon, during the late 1920’s to early 30’s, corresponding to a crucial point in the industry’s transition from ‘flickers’ to ‘talkies.’. We can only wonder if Chazelle...
Damien Chazelle’s 2018 film, First Man charts Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) in the years leading-up to his historical walk on the moon. The film shows the dangers of stepping out into the unknown and the toll that it took on his wife (Claire Foy) and his friends and colleagues. At its...
Let’s call it the Smart-aissance. Jean Smart, absolute acting queen, has been cast in yet another major project. After winning a Critic’s Choice Award for her turn in Watchmen and her recent Emmy nominations for the hilarious Hacks and the chilling Mare of Easttown, everything is coming up Smart. Now, she’s the latest to join the absolutely stacked cast of Paramount’s 1920’s movie, Babylon.
As production continues on Damien Chazelle’s newest feature Babylon, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Emmy winner Jean Smart (Watchmen) has officially signed on to join the star-studded cast of Paramount Pictures’ upcoming period drama. Smart is reportedly portraying a Hollywood critic who can make or break careers. She will be joining previously announced leads Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, who are reuniting after two years since starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle’s upcoming new film Babylon (2022) has added some exciting cast members. Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie were terrific together in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and in Chazelle’s upcoming new picture from Paramount, Babylon, they’re cast in the same movie yet again. Both films pay homage to an old Hollywood but Chazelle’s picture goes back a little further in time to the 1920’s when talkies started replacing silent films. Some new cast members of the upcoming film were recently announced: Max Minghella, Samara Weaving and Flea.
EXCLUSIVE: Katherine Waterston is boarding Damien Chazelle’s Paramount movie Babylon which is set in late 1920s Hollywood, we can tell you first. All of the role descriptions and the plotline are being kept under wraps in the Oscar winning filmmaker’s next ensemble movie. What we know is that it’s an R-rated drama, set in the shifting moment in Hollywood when the industry turned from silent film to talkies.
Max Minghella, Flea, Samara Weaving Join Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie in ‘Babylon’. Damien Chazelle’s ode to the golden age of Hollywood, Babylon, is filling out its sprawling cast as it heads into production later in June. Max Minghella, Lukas Haas, Flea, Rory Scovel…. Rising Mexican Actor Nabs “Critical” Role Opposite...
Damien Chazelle’s 1920s Hollywood-set movie Babylon has rounded out a bulk of what is expected to be its final casting. Of those set to head back in time are Max Minghella, Flea, Samara Weaving, Rory Scovel, Lukas Haas, Eric Roberts, P.J. Byrne and Damon Gupton. All of them join the...
As someone, like you, who is obsessed with films and TV series and the creation of them, there are a ton of stories about actors landing career-changing jobs after years of thankless auditions and terrible projects. Well, I’m not someone that can predict the future, but I have to assume the upcoming film, “Babylon,” is going to be a career-defining moment for Mexican actor, Diego Calva.
Mexican actor Diego Calva will join the ensemble cast of Damien Chazelle’s Hollywood period Paramount feature Babylon. Calva joins the previously announced cast which includes Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jovan Adepo and Li Jun Li. The project, which is set for a Christmas Day 2022 release and a Jan. 6,...
In 2017, Damien Chazelle became the youngest person to win the Academy Award for best director. Chazelle, then 32, won the honor for “La La Land.” The director, who grew up in Princeton, had also helmed “Whiplash” and went on to direct “First Man.”. Now Chazelle, 36, is behind two...