Paramount Lands WW Rights On Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’ With Emma Stone, Brad Pitt Circling Period Hollywood Drama

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Paramount Lands WW Rights On Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’ With Emma Stone, Brad Pitt Circling Period Hollywood Drama
Breaking: Paramount has acquired world rights for Babylon, a script that Damien Chazelle has written to direct as his next film. His La La Land star Emma Stone is circling to star with Brad Pitt. The actor deals aren’t yet done, but the plan is for them to team in an original R-rated drama that is set in a shifting moment in Hollywood, when the business was turning from silent films to talkies. Studio has dated it for Xmas Day, 2021 for limited release, broadening January 7. That is an Oscar-bait slot so the aspirations are large here.

The film will be produced by Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe, Marc Platt and Tobey Maguire.

The project was first shopped in July, when Pitt was about to open opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and before Stone was readying the Ruben Fleischer-directed
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