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‘Babylon’ Damien Chazelle’s Comedy Film Getting Released This December

This December, for the first time since it was initially announced at Cannes back in May, Paramount Pictures is releasing its new comedy film, “Babylon”, to a wider audience. Already a highly anticipated release with one of the most star-studded casts ever assembled in a comedy film  Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Michelle Pfeiffer are but three stars that will be starring in this comedic masterpiece. This film marks Damien Chazelle’s directorial debut after years of success as an award-winning writer and director on such films as Whiplash and La La Land. The story of “Babylon” is an examination of different walks of life and how they converge in one specific setting. The setting is a small Los Angeles neighborhood named “Babylon”. It features a diverse cast from various genders, races, sexual orientations, and social classes. In this sense, the film seeks to replicate real life rather than the cookie-cutter storylines found in most Hollywood films today. The film’s script was written by Damien Chazelle over several years as he talked with friends about their lives and experiences living in Los Angeles.

Cast and Character:

  • Brad Pitt as Jack Conrad.
  • Margot Robbie as Nellie LaRoy.
  • Diego Calva as Manny Torres.
  • Jovan Adepo as Sidney Palmer.
  • Li Jun Li as Lady Fay Zhu.
  • Jean Smart as Elinor St. John.
  • Lukas Haas as George Munn.
  • Tobey Maguire as James McKay.
  • Max Minghella as Irving Thalberg.
  • Katherine Waterston as Ruth Arzner.
  • Flea as Bob Levine.
  • Jeff Garlin as Don Wallach.
  • Rory Scovel as The Count.
  • Karina Fontes as Jen.
  • P. J. Byrne.
  • Samara Weaving.
  • Olivia Wilde.
  • Spike Jonze.
  • Eric Roberts.
  • Ethan Suplee.
  • Damon Gupton.
  • Phoebe Tonkin.
  • Chloe Fineman.
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Releasing Date

The film ‘Babylon’ is set to release on December 23, 2022, in the United States. Initially, the film was scheduled for a limited release on December 25, 2021, and wide release on January 7, 2021, but it was postponed because of COVID. 

What is the movie about?

Babylon is a period film that takes place in the late 20s and is set against the backdrop of Hollywood’s period of transition from silent films to talkies. It focuses on an ambitious young man named Manny Torres, who begins his career as a film assistant and works his way up through the ranks of Hollywood. The film follows Manny Torres, as he attempts to climb his way up the film industry’s ladder. It is a tale of backstabbing, nepotism, and all the other things that happen in Hollywood when you are determined to become the next great star. In the story, we follow Manny as he attempts to become a great actor and work his way to the top. The film focuses on him as he works through his various Hollywood “friends,” who are trying to reach the top themselves.

What makes it special?

This film is being marketed as a Hollywood period piece comedy drama. It has all the elements of both drama and comedy, woven together into one movie to tell an inspirational tale of ambition that leads its characters down a road of excess. “Babylon” was shot in Los Angeles and other major cities across California including Santa Monica and West Hollywood.

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