Australian actress Margot Robbie and ethereal heartthrob Brad Pitt are rumoured to be reuniting in the upcoming Hollywood period drama Babylon, from La La Land director Damien Chazelle. Since the pair co-stared in the 2019 film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, we have been itching for more Robbie and Pitt screen-time, and if all our Christmas wishes come true, we might actually get it.
Robbie is reportedly in talks to star in the lead female role in the upcoming film, after original pick, Emma Stone, left the project for scheduling reasons. If all goes ahead, the film would see Robbie and Pitt revisit a heavily romanticised era in Hollywood history – a role the pair are familiar with after starring in Quentin Tarantino's love letter to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.
Babylon will be set in the 1920's; the R-rated drama to explore "the shifting moment in Hollywood when the industry turned from silent film to talkies," as reported by Deadline. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the role that Robbie is currently chasing is that of Clara Bow, one of the first stars of the silent film era. Pitt is said to be playing a fictional character based on the legendary '20s actor, screenwriter director, John Gilbert.
The film is yet another addition to Robbie's roster. She recently starred in and executive produced a western-inspired tale titled Dreamland, in addition to her highly-anticipated role in the upcoming reinvigoration of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Babylon, which landed at Paramount Pictures prior to the Covid-19 shutdown, is said to be accompanied by an impressive $80-$100 million USD budget to bring Chazelle's 180 page script to life. Originally slated for a 2021 Christmas Day release, there's no confirmation just yet on when we can expect to see Babylon on the big screen.
Stay tuned for more details on the sure-to-be blockbuster film.