Brad Pitt shoots for his upcoming film Babylon
On Wednesday, Brad Pitt was spotted on the beach in San Pedro, California, filming the next thriller Babylon.
On Wednesday, Brad Pitt was spotted on the beach in San Pedro, California, filming the next thriller Babylon. La La Land filmmaker Damien Chazelle will launch the film with Margot Robbie and Pitt in the mix. Babylon is a drama that mixes real and fictional characters and is solidly in the R-rated category.
The script stars Clara Bow, Hollywood’s first “It” girl, writer Elinor Glyn, and studio boss Irving Thalberg, as well as another lead who sources describe as an ambitious young man born in the United States to Mexican immigrants who aspires to succeed in the film industry. After gaining a state tax credit, filming was slated to begin in California in mid-2020. However, filming began in July 2021.
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Damien Chazelle’s next project, a period drama set in the golden age of Hollywood, was revealed in July 2019. With Emma Stone and Brad Pitt in the running to star, Lionsgate was the favourite to buy the film. The worldwide rights to the film were acquired by Paramount Pictures in November. Stone left the picture in December 2020 owing to scheduling problems, with Margot Robbie in early talks to replace her, and Li Jun Li cast to play Anna May Wong. Clara Bow will be played by Robbie in March 2021, with Jovan Adepo and Diego Calva also joining the cast.
The cast was expanded in June with the additions of Katherine Waterston, Max Minghella, Flea, Samara Weaving, Rory Scovel, Lukas Haas, Eric Roberts, P.J. Byrne, Damon Gupton, Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin, and Tobey Maguire. Jean Smart joins the cast in July 2021. Chloe Fineman, Jeff Garlin, and Troy Metcalf joined the cast of the film in August 2021.
The film was initially scheduled for a limited release on December 25, 2021, and a full release on January 7, 2022, but due to the pandemic, it was re-scheduled for a limited release on December 25, 2022, and a full release on January 6, 2023.