Paramount Pictures has dropped the behind-the-scenes featurette for Babylon, Damien Chazelle’s forthcoming all-star period drama. The film is set to release in theaters on December 23.
The Babylon featurette features commentary by Chazelle and the main cast, including Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, as they discussed their respective characters. Chazelle also went on to tease the film’s epic scale, describing it as his biggest project yet. They also continued to talk about the story’s wild and chaotic nature, as it showcases a new side of the industry during a time of excessiveness.
Babylon is an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles. The story takes place during the film industry’s major shift from silent film to talkies. “A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood,” reads the synopsis.
The all-star cast includes Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, Spike Jonze, Jean Smart, Samara Weaving, Max Minghella, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Phoebe Tonkin, Rory Scovel, Lukas Haas, Eric Roberts. P.J. Byrne, Damon Gupton, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, and Li Jun Li, with Li set as Anna May Wong.
Babylon is written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle (La La Land, First Man). Producers are Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe, and Marc Platt. It is executive produced by Tobey Maguire, Helen Estabrook, and Adam Siegel.