Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie at the heart of the completely crazy years

The director of La La Land returns with a film completely barred with Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt.

Damien Chazelle likes to explore behind the scenes. The Franco-American director will dedicate a new film behind the scenes of Hollywood and this time, it will not be a tender love story between two artists. The filmmaker, at work on La La Landcompletely changes register and tries his hand at comedy.

The first trailer is completely screwed up, after all it will be about exploring the Roaring Twenties. As the cinema begins to give voice, the young Nellie LaRoy dreams of being a star of the big screen. She will cross paths with an aging star of the 7th art, named Jack Conrad. The two main characters of the film are largely inspired by iconic actors such as Clark Gable or Clara Bow.

15 years of development

During CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Damien Chazelle explained the process for this feature film. It took nearly 15 years for it to finally see the light of day. This is after the release of first-man in 2018 that he finally got down to writing and called on Justin Hurwitz for the original music and Linus Sandgren for the photography.

He then recruited a monstrous cast, and particularly for the two actors who will share the poster. Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie are reunited three years after the phenomenon Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. They will star Diego Calva, Tobey Maguire, Jean Smart, Lukas Haas and Li Jun Li.

During the Toronto festival, Chazelle also confided that working with such a cast was a challenge: “The casting process took a long time. It’s a mostly fictional story where the characters are too, but inspired by composites of real people. In writing them, I was drawing inspiration from a lot of these real-life sources, but pretty soon you get to the casting stage and you’re just looking for people to surprise you with. That was my motivation, to tear down all the preconceptions of that time, those people, and find actors who could capture that spirit.”

“No more excess, no more drugs”

To sum up his approach, Damien Chazelle had one last sentence that ends up convincing us that we shouldn’t miss this outing. babylon go “capturing the wild west and the roaring years. There will be more excess, more drugs and a more extreme life than people can imagine.”

Appointment on next January 18 in French cinemas to discover babylon. With a release in January, the film is no doubt hoping to win a few statuettes at the 2023 Oscars ceremony. It must be said that Damien Chazelle has established himself in a few films as a staple of events of the genre across the globe. He won an Oscar statuette for La La Land as well as the Deauville Grand Prix for whiplash.

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