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.
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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, Samara Weaving, Eric Roberts, P.J. Byrne and Damon Gupton have joined the Paramount period drama written by Chazelle, who will also direct.
The actors join Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Katherine Waterston.
Set in the late 1920s during the movie industry’s transition from silent films to talkies, Babylon explores the rise and fall of multiple characters. Around town, the project has been described as “The Great Gatsby on steroids.”
The next film from Oscar-winning La La Land and Whiplash filmmaker Damien Chazelle is being pushed out of 2021 and into 2022, with Paramount Pictures shifting its release date a full year.
The highly anticipated film is described as an epic set in Hollywood during the 1920s, as Tinseltown is on the cusp of transitioning from the silent era to “talkies.” It follows a number of Hollywood figures both historical and fictional, and Chazelle already has Brad Pitt set in a lead role with Margot Robbie in talks to co-star.
The R-rated drama was originally set for release on December 25, 2021, but likely due to COVID restrictions delaying filming, Paramount has pushed the movie’s release date back a full year to December 25, 2022 with a wide release on January 6, 2023. No doubt Paramount is positioning this one for a major Oscar campaign, hence the importance of the awards-friendly release date.