Babylon: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie… the 5

For his new film Babylon, which will be released on January 18 at the cinema, Damien Chazelle has assembled a high-flying cast, with Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt at the top of the bill. While waiting for the big day, take a look at the stars of this ambitious project!

It is one of the most anticipated films of this beginning of the year: after La La Land, Whiplash and First Man, Damien Chazelle immerses the spectators in the Los Angeles of the 1920s with Babylon, a true ode to the age Hollywood gold. Launch of the festivities on January 18 at the cinema.

A tale of overweening ambition and the wildest excess, this feature film traces the rise and fall of various protagonists during the creation of Hollywood, an era of boundless decadence and depravity. As talkies take precedence over silent films, the director is interested in the impact of this major transition on the players in this industry.

Nominated for the 2023 Golden Globes in the Best Musical or Comedy Film and Best Motion Picture Score categories, Babylon is also turning heads with its impressive cast. Spotlight on the stars of the film!

MARGOT ROBBIE IS NELLIE LAROY

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Before camping the Barbie doll in the summer of 2023, Margot Robbie shines in the guise of Nellie LaRoy, a confident and ambitious actress who dreams of a career in Hollywood, in Babylon. A character inspired by several stars of the time, in particular Clara Bow, an icon on which the actress learned a lot in order to prepare for this role.

Thanks to this remarkable new performance, Margot Robbie could well win a statuette at the next Golden Globes ceremony in the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy category: her 3rd nomination after Scandal and I, Tonya.

Revealed to the general public in The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013, the actress has also made an impression in recent years by playing Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and by slipping into the costume of Harley Quinn, iconic anti-heroine of the DC Universe.

BRAD PITT IS JACK CONRAD


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We no longer present the interpreter of Jack Conrad, a silent film star known for his frenzied evenings, but confronted with the harsh reality of an industry in full evolution. Also nominated for the Golden Globes for his role in Damien Chazelle’s feature film, Brad Pitt finds Margot Robbie after The Big Short: The Heist of the Century and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

In 2022, the actor has not been idle: an unlucky assassin on a very high-speed train in Bullet Train, and a mercenary for a crazy cameo in The Secret of the Lost City, he delighted the spectators in these two action comedies.

From Seven to Inglourious Basterds, via the Ocean’s saga, Interview with a Vampire, Seven Years in Tibet, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Tree of Life or even World War Z, Brad Pitt is an essential figure Hollywood and certainly still has many surprises in store for viewers.

DIEGO CALVA IS MANNY TORRES


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To give the answer to these two celebrities, Damien Chazelle was looking for an actor still little known to the public to camp the character of Manny Torres, a young dreamer who tries to break into the world of cinema. He finds the ideal candidate in the person of Diego Calva, a Mexican actor with already a few projects to his credit, including a role in the series Narcos: Mexico.

Bet succeeded since this rookie also received a nomination for the Golden Globes 2023, in the category Best actor in a musical film or a comedy. Discover him at work from January 18th at the cinema!

JOVAN ADEPO IS SIDNEY PALMER


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A talented musician, Sidney Palmer aspires to much more than making the guests of the evenings they host with his group dance. A veritable revolution in the industry, talkies represent an invaluable opportunity for this trumpeter played on screen by Jovan Adepo.

The actor made his big-screen debut in 2016 in the drama Fences, in which he plays the youngest son of Viola Davis and Denzel Washington, who also directed the feature film. On the series side, the spectators could see him in The Leftovers, In their gaze and Watchmen, among others.

LI JUN LI IS LADY FAY ZHU


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Singer Lady Fay Zhu is directly inspired by actress Anna May Wong, the first American star of Chinese origin in Hollywood. She is played by Li Jun Li, who has had a string of roles on television in recent years: Quantico, The Exorcist, Wu Assassins, Sex/Life…

JEAN SMART IS ELINOR ST. John


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Around this beautiful world gravitates the journalist Elinor St. John, a columnist who is interested in the successes and setbacks of the biggest stars of Hollywood. The actress Jean Smart, known for her roles in the series 24 heures chrono, Fargo, Legion, Watchmen, and more recently Mare of Easttown and Hacks, lends her features.

TOBEY MAGUIRE IS JAMES MCKAY


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It’s hard to miss the Spider-Man tidal wave in 2021: this year, Tobey Maguire is back in the cinema in a role that could not be further from that of the spider-man since he embodies… a gangster . Find it from January 18 in French dark rooms in Babylon!

Babylon: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie… the 5-star cast of the next Damien Chazelle