New Trailer for Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon' Teases a Wild Look Into the Roaring '20s
The Hollywood epic starring Diego Calva, Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt premieres December.
The second trailer for Damien Chazelle‘s Babylon is promising to give an untamed depiction of the 1920s.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer, which arrives in a censored and uncensored version, sees aspiring Mexican-American actor and current film assistant Manny Torres (Diego Calva) attempt to enter the wild world of 1920s Hollywood alongside new and carefree actress Nellie LaRoy (Margot Robbie), whose character was inspired by the likes of Clara Bow, Jeanne Eagels, Joan Crawford and Alma Rubens. As Nellie and Manny navigate their way through the messy industry, veteran actor and party animal Jack Conrad (Brad Pitt), inspired by actors John Gilbert, Clark Gable and Douglas Fairbanks, is starting wonder where the future of his career is headed as Hollywood begins to transition from silent to sound films. While their lives seem to be all fun with parties and vices, their internal struggles begin to take a toll on all of them and their careers.
Joining Calva, Robbie and Pitt is an impressive supporting cast comprised of Tobey Maguire, Samara Weaving, Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonez, Flea, Jovan Adepo, Jean Smart, Max Minghella, Li Jun Li and Lukas Haas, to name a few. Chazelle wrote and directed the film while Justin Hurwitz — who the filmmaker worked with for La La Land — scored the movie.
Watch the trailer above. Babylon premieres December 23.
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