Damien Chazelle is one of Hollywood’s most intriguing directors. At just 36 years old, Chazelle has made two films which were nominated for Best Picture and won the Oscar for Best Director for La La Land . While his latest film, First Man , did not receive the acclaimed award that Whiplash and La La Land did, it still received excellent reviews from audiences and critics alike. Chazelle’s next film Babylon already has a great cast and now the cast has improved even further.
Joining Babylon are Samara Weaving, Flea, Max Minghella, Lukas Haas, Eric Roberts, Rory Scovel, PJ Byrne and Damon Gupton. These additions will join an already staple cast including Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Katherine Waterston, Jovan Adepo and Li Jun Li. This cast has the promise of creating something epic, which Babylon could be.
While not much is known about Babylon yet, what we do know is that the film is rated R and will be set in Hollywood in the 1920s, when the film industry was starting to grow. move away from silent films in favor of talking films. In addition to directing, Chazelle is also the film’s screenwriter. Babylon is slated to hit theaters in a limited release on Christmas Day 2022 before expanding on January 6, 2023.
Samara Weaving is currently a rising star in Hollywood. She’s starred in popular Netflix movies like The Babysitter , but it was her performance in 2019 Ready or Not that put her on the map. Recently, she played a starring role in Bill & Ted Face Off Music as Ted’s Daughter. She will also appear in Viper’s Eye , the coming GI Joe origin story this summer.
Minghella appeared in numerous films before including The Social Network and The Internship. It can now be seen on the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu and in the halls of Spiral: From the Book of Saw . Puce is the bassist for rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, however, he has appeared in numerous films such as Back to the Future, Toy Story 4, Boy Erased and Baby Driver .
Haas and Gupton have both worked with Chazelle previously with Haas appearing in First Man and Gupton appearing in La La Land . The two will find Chazelle for Babylon.
Byrne might not be a name everyone is familiar with, but he’s easily recognizable as he’s featured in so many popular projects such as Green Book , The Wolf of Wall Street , Big Little Lies , and Les boys . Roberts had a long career in Hollywood and was acclaimed for his performances, including an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Train Out of Control (1985). Roberts has also appeared in The Dark Knight , Inherent Vice , and The Consumables .
As previously stated, not much is known about this movie, so it’s unclear how important these actors will be, especially with Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt leading the cast. However, with a massive cast that has tremendous talent, Babylon is surely fast becoming a movie that should be on everyone’s radar. This news originated in Deadline.