Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle returns with the trailer for his forthcoming movie Babylon.
Hitting theaters on Dec. 25, the Paramount Pictures film features a star-studded cast led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Diego Calva, with an ensemble cast rounded out by Tobey Maguire, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, and Jean Smart.
According to an official synopsis, Babylon is set in 1920s Los Angeles. “A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.”
“It’s written in the stars: I am a star,” Robbie says in the trailer. “If I had money, I would only spend it on things that were fun, you know? Not boring things like taxes. I just want for everyone to party forever.”
Babylon marks Chazelle’s first film since 2018’s Ryan Gosling-starring First Man. Previously, the director catapulted into the mainstream with 2014’s Whiplash and his 2016 Oscar-winning musical La La Land.
“After the quietness of First Man, I wanted to do something boisterous and loud,” Chazelle said, per Deadline. “Babylon was the biggest number of roles I have ever jungled. The casting process took a long, long time. Mostly a fictional film. All the characters are fictional but inspired by composites of real-life people.”
Chazelle added, “You’re looking for people to surprise you (and to) demolish pre-conceived notions of that era, and actors who would define that spirit.”
Watch the official trailer for Babylon up top.