Damien Chazelle is arguably one of the most talented young filmmakers working in Hollywood today. From his Oscar-winning breakthrough in the remarkable Whiplash to his follow-ups La La Land and First Man, the mention of Chazelle’s name in the critic community sparks interest and anticipation. And now, he’s back with a new project — a three-hour epic called Babylon. We previously brought you the exciting first trailer for the film a while ago, but today, we’ve now received a brand new trailer and poster for the eagerly anticipated potential awards contender.
With an all-star cast including Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Li Jun Li, Tobey Maguire, Jean Smart, Samara Weaving, and many more, Babylon is said to chronicle the rise and fall of multiple characters during Hollywood’s transition from silent films to sound in the late 1920s. Early test screenings have been moderately mixed, with many citing it as a surreal, almost drug-fueled epic love letter to old Hollywood, and others suggesting it’s a bit of a mess. Judge for yourself by taking a look at the trailer right here:
And take a look at the glitzy new poster for the film, featuring a golden-tinged Robbie crowd surfing among the fans:
Babylon opens in theaters everywhere December 23!