Chazelle’s latest film “Babylon” dazzled with its Old Hollywood glamour and other more eccentric charms and mayhem at CinemaCon on Thursday, one of the showpieces of Paramount’s presentation.
Chazelle’s film, which is a “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” reunion of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, has a lot of style, some jazz but also some madcap humor, including a closing scene to the trailer in which Pitt’s producing tent is precariously located next to where an elaborate battlefield is staging a period war scene, only for a spear to come flying in inches next to his head. Don’t worry, he was unfazed and merely used the moment to berate his prop’s guy.
“It’s just a big summer popcorn movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously,” David Leitch tells EW of his forthcoming killers-on-a-train action film.
David Leitch, the stuntman-turned-director behind Atomic Blonde and Hobbs & Shaw, is fresh off an appearance at CinemaCon and he can’t contain his elation. You can practically hear the grin that pricks up on his face as he speaks over the phone a day after showcasing his latest action epic Bullet Train at the Las Vegas convention for theater owners.
Brad Pitt is having a blast on the big screen right now. After winning an Oscar for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the mega-star actor is now cutting loose in blockbuster territory. From Wednesday, you can see his small but hilarious role in action-adventure rom-com The Lost City – and after that, he’s all aboard David Leitch’s Bullet Train. The latest film from the co-director of John Wick (and also behind Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, and Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw) is an all-guns-blazing summer movie about a Japanese bullet train full of assassins. At the centre is Pitt’s Ladybug – but for all the A-lister’s undeniable, unassailable cool, this isn’t the sort of calm and collected character you might be imagining.
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