Olivia Wilde joins Damien Chazelle's new film "Babylon"



Los Angeles (USA), Jun 24 (EFE) .- Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin and Tobey Maguire are the latest additions to the cast of "Babylon", the new and highly anticipated film from director Damien Chazelle (" La La Land ", 2016).

The Hollywood Reporter magazine detailed this Thursday the latest signings of this film that will begin shooting next week and that has Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie as cast leaders.

Along with them appears in a prominent role the Mexican Diego Calva, who after appearing in series such as "Desenfrenadas" or "El recluso", finds himself before the opportunity of his life with "Babylon".

This metafilmic film from the Paramount studio will revolve around the transition from silent films to films with sound.

With Pitt and Robbie playing two Hollywood stars at very different times in their careers, this film will also cast Jovan Adepo, Katherine Waterston and Li Jun Li.

Robbie joined this project after Emma Stone, who was chosen in the first place, had to abandon it due to scheduling problems.

"Babylon" will be Chazelle's first film since "The First Man" (2018), an intimate drama about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy.

This American director is one of the directors with the most present and future in Hollywood thanks, above all, to the success of his musical "La La Land", which was led by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

"La La Land" garnered fourteen Oscar nominations, with which it equaled the record for nominations for "Titanic" (1997) and "Naked Eve" (1950), and finally won six statuettes, including best actress for Stone and the one of best direction for Chazelle.

This feature film was also the star of one of the most amazing fiascos in the history of the Oscars when, due to an error in the organization, it was proclaimed the winner of the award for best film despite the fact that the winner was actually "Moonlight" (2016) .

Previously, Chazelle had caught the attention of the public and critics with the powerful "Whiplash" (2014), led by Milles Teller and JK Simmons.

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