Damien Chazelle has materialized the project he had in mind for fifteen years : Babylon, a movie with an insane cast.

Damien Chazelle

The first trailer has been released

Damien Chazelle, 37 years old and already Hollywood at his feet : after the vibrant Whiplash and the resounding La La Land (fourteen Oscar nominations) or his biopic on Neil Armstrong (First Man), the young director returns in 2023 with Babylon, whose the first trailer has been released. His fourth feature film, with Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie at the head of the gondola, promises a descent into hell in 1920s Hollywood. The trailer announces a grandiose, trashy and very dynamic film. We dive into the atmosphere of a Los Angeles in full transition between silent and talkies. This film is the story of excessive ambition and the craziest excesses.

Damien Chazelle

Hollywood cinema in the 1920’s

Four years after his last feature film – First Man (with Ryan Gosling), undoubtedly his most mellowed film – Franco-American director Damien Chazelle continues his extraordinary journey with a fourth film, Babylon. The 37-year-old filmmaker, who between two films took the time to direct a few episodes of the musical series The Eddy (Netflix), once again looks at the cinema industry in this film set in the middle of a golden age. of Hollywood cinema, in the 1920s, at a time that sealed the victory of talkies over silent cinema.

A colossal project

The director has been preparing this colossal project for fifteen years already, and says he is fascinated by this “time when there was no roadmap, when everything was new and wild” in an interview with the American media Vanity Fair. . With its insane cast : Brad Pitt, Robbie, but also the appearances of Tobey Maguire, Spike Jonze, Olivia Wilde, Jean Smart or even Flea, the bass player of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – and its aesthetic ambition, Babylon has all the cards in hand to make a splash at the next Oscars. The film will be released on December 25 in the United States, just in time to be eligible for the Oscars, then in France on January 18, 2023.

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