The upcoming film will be set in the 1920s during a pivotal moment in Hollywood history when “Los Angeles was transforming into a metropolis, and the movie industry—making the uncertain transition from silent films to the talkies—was bursting with people angling for fame, wealth, and power.”
The majority of characters in Babylon may be fictional but they are inspired by real-life actors. Brad Pitt‘s Jack Conrad, “a hard-partying ‘über-movie star,'” for instance, is inspired by the likes of John Gilbert, Clark Gable, and Douglas Fairbanks. Margot Robbie‘s Nellie LaRoy, a scrappy aspiring actress suddenly thrust into the spotlight, pulls from early stars like Clara Bow, Jeanne Eagels, Joan Crawford, and Alma Rubens. Newcomer Diego Calva, meanwhile, plays Mexican immigrant Manny Torres.
Find a sampling of the first look photos below. The rest can be found on Vanity Fair.
The supporting cast for Babylon is packed with well-known names, including Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, Jean Smart, Max Minghella, and Tobey Maguire.
Babylon opens in theaters on December 25, 2022 by Paramount.
What do you think of the first look images? Will you be watching Babylon?