Damien Chazelle’s Babylon Nabs Emma Stone, Brad Pitt & Paramount

Paramount acquires Damien Chazelle’s Babylon with Emma Stone & Brad Pitt

Deadline has introduced phrase that Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Hollywood interval drama Babylon has been acquired by Paramount Pictures after a bidding struggle amongst studios. The Oscar-winning author/director can also be in talks to reunite along with his La La Land star Emma Stone, with Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) additionally hooked up.

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Babylon is described as an authentic drama set in interval Hollywood, a “bold auteur piece with a significant budget.” Lionsgate was beforehand within the result in land the film at public sale till Paramount got here by means of with the profitable bid.

Paramount has excessive expectations for the undertaking as they’ve already slated it for a restricted Christmas Day 2021 launch in theaters adopted by a large launch January 7, 2022, a first-rate slate for Oscar season, and given Chazelle’s 23 Oscar nominations throughout three movies, it’s a secure guess this can be an efficient plan.

Chazelle, whose credit embody 10 Cloverfield Lane, Whiplash, First Man and The Last Exorcism Part II, wrote the script and can direct. Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe and Marc Platt will function producers. The outlet confirms the undertaking shouldn’t be the beforehand rumored musical Chazelle had written.

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Stone’s current credit embody the Netflix sequence Maniac, The Favourite, Battle of the Sexes, and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Upcoming tasks embody the action-comedy horror Zombieland: Double Tap sequel, The Croods 2, Cruella, and the comedy horror The Menu starring alongside Ralph Fiennes.

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