Babylon: Damien (LA LA Land) Chazelle’s Scandalous Story of Golden Age Hollywood, Starring Osar Winner Brad Pitt and Oscar Nominee Margot Robbie

Trailer Showcases Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in Scandalous Story of Golden Age Hollywood

Babylon
Damien Chazelle is returning to the Hollywood’s silent era in his newest film Babylon.

Starring Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, Babylon is set in the late 1920s and captures the film industry’s transition from silent films to “talkies” due to the invention of synchronized sound.

Pitt plays a silent film star during the time, and Robbie is a Roaring 1920s icon. As Hollywood shifts around them, they are forced to grapple with an evolving industry.

My Book: All About Oscar

“When I first moved to Hollywood, the stars on all the doors said ‘No actors and no dogs allowed,’” Pitt’s character says in the trailer. “I changed that.”

The big, loud, boisterous footage is complete with opulent parties, cocaine, topless women and dancing. At one point, Robbie’s character commands attention at a pool party by yelling, “Listen up all you big dick men… who wants to see me fight a fucking snake?”

Damien Chazelle Teases ‘Big, Boisterous, Loud’ Hollywood Epic ‘Babylon’ With Wild, Cocaine-Fueled Trailer

Pitt’s character, with an alcoholic beverage in hand, pauses before shouting, “Fuck, yeah!”

The ensemble cast includes Diego Calva, Tobey Maguire, Max Minghella, Spike Jonze, Jean Smart, Flea, Jeff Garlin, P.J. Byrne, Samara Weaving and Olivia Wilde.

Originally, Emma Stone was set to star in the film, but she exited in late 2020 due to scheduling conflicts. Robbie then replaced the “La La Land” star.

“Babylon” has been heavily anticipated as Chazelle’s first project since 2018’s “First Man.” The biopic, which starred Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, garnered positive reviews but did not resonate with audiences to the same degree as Chazelle’s 2016 Oscar-winning musical “La La Land.”

While La La Land famously did not earn the Best Picture Oscar, then then 32-year-old Chazelle became the youngest filmmaker to win the Oscar for best director.

With “Babylon,” it seems that Chazelle is going to be taking another shot at Oscar success. The film is set to release on Dec. 25, smack dab in the middle of awards season.

Watch the full trailer below.