Samara Weaving, Max Minghella, Lukas Haas Flea, Rory Scovel, Eric Roberts, P.J. Byrne and Damon Gupton have all been added to Damien Chazelle’s movie industry homage movie ‘Babylon’.
The newly announced cast members will join the already announced cast of Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Katherine Waterston.
Described as “The Great Gatsby on steroids” the project is set in the late 1920s during the movie industry’s transition from silent films to talkies, it will explore the rise and fall of multiple characters and will feature both fictional and historical characters.
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Roles are currently being kept under wraps but it is assumed that Minghella MGM’s head of production in the 1920s and 1930s, Irving Thalberg.
Written and directed by Chazelle, Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe and Marc Platt are producing. Tobey Maguire, Helen Estabrook and Adam Siegel will executive produce.
The production is set for a release in January 2023.