Emma Stone must have really enjoyed working with Damien Chazelle on ‘La La Land‘ in 2016 because she’s set to work with him once more in his upcoming film, Babylon.
Not a lot of information is known about this project, but we know Chazelle is hoping to put together an all-star cast. The ensemble project will star Stone, but she’ll be surrounded by lots of talent. One report claims Brad Pitt is in talks to co-star, but that’s all speculation at this point.
Sources say Chazelle has met with a handful of suitors over the past couple weeks, and Paramount and Lionsgate are both vying to land the project. While Chazelle previously worked with Lionsgate for ‘La La Land,’ one insider added that Paramount may have a slight edge in acquiring it given the scope of the film and the budget it would require.
The budget is expected to be significant considering this will be a period piece set in the 1920s. Period pieces are always more expensive because more work is required on set to make everything (and everyone) look realistic to the time.
We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available. In the meantime, you can catch Stone in the upcoming ‘Zombieland‘ sequel in October 2019.