If the early buzz for Damien La La Land Chazelle’s Babylon is to be believed, then subtlety isn’t a watch-word for his three-hour, star-studded 1920s-set epic, which appears to be dialling up the razzmatazz up to eleven with each new look behind the Hollywood curtain we’re given.
This latest glimpse at moviemaking excess features Chazelle’s standard issue trumpets, a David Bowie soundtrack, and iced nipples; check out the madness below…
From Damien Chazelle, BABYLON is an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, with an ensemble cast including Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Jean Smart. 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. Featuring the song “Voodoo Mama” from Academy Award winning composer Justin Hurwitz.
Babylon stars Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, P.J. Byrne, Lukas Haas, Olivia Hamilton, Tobey Maguire, Max Minghella, Rory Scovel, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Jeff Garlin, Eric Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Samara Weaving, and Olivia Wilde.
Babylon is in select US cinemas from December 25th before going nationwide on January 6th, and lands in UK cinemas on January 20th.