Production on Oscar nominee Damien Chazelle’s forthcoming period drama film Babylon has finally been completed, after over three months of filming in California. The production wrap was confirmed by one of the film’s crew members, Bryan Mendoza, who described the experiences as one of the toughest projects he has ever worked on.
And that’s a wrap on Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon”, easily one of the toughest projects I’ve worked on. Cheers to everyone involved, without a doubt one of the absolute best crews in all of Hollywood. #Babylon #soundspeeds #setlife #iatselocal695 pic.twitter.com/yKwBLaCBRK
— Bryan Mendoza (@joeyprimo) October 21, 2021
Originally scheduled for a 2021 release, the Brad Pitt-led film is currently set to debut on December 25, 2022, for a limited release which will then be followed by a wide theatrical release on January 6, 2023.
Babylon is described as an original drama set in period Hollywood, a “bold auteur piece with a significant budget.” It is also reportedly going to be R-rated, where the story will take place during the film industry’s major shift from silent film to talkies. It is also said to be exploring the rise and fall of multiple characters.
The all-star cast includes Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, Spike Jonze, Jean Smart, Samara Weaving, Max Minghella, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Phoebe Tonkin, Rory Scovel, Lukas Haas, Eric Roberts. P.J. Byrne, Damon Gupton, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, and Li Jun Li, with Li set as Anna May Wong.
Babylon is written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle (La La Land, First Man). Producers are Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe, and Marc Platt,. It is executive produced by Tobey Maguire, Helen Estabrook, and Adam Siegel.