Margot Robbie Makes Scene As ’20s Hollywood Actress In Damien Chazelle’s Latest Trailer Babylonwhich fell on Monday.
“We’re going to be more than they ever expected,” Robbie’s character declares at one point in the trailer to Diego Calva, who plays Manny Torres, a Latino character in Hollywood’s silent era.
Her sparkler-infused parties fit the character of Pitt, a gentle leading man, who, when asked about his overriding ambition in life, replies that it “gets in the way of progress”.
The duo captures clashing perspectives between the “high art” version of Hollywood and the drugged debauchery turned depressed in Robbie and Pitt’s reality, where they “make it on my terms, not theirs,” as Robbie’s character claims.
Written by Chazelle, Babylon portrays the film industry’s transition from silent films to talkies as it explores the rise and fall of multiple characters and is described as “The Great Gatsby on steroids.”
Hollywood’s early roots — partying hard, drug-abusing chaos — are captured amid a frenetic big band soundtrack and trailer appearances for an alligator on a leash, topless women, Pitt fending off fans and falling off a balcony in his underwear.
“And I’m going to bed,” Pitt’s character says with a bow after rising from a swimming pool seemingly unscathed. The cast of the film includes Jovan Adepo, Jean Smart, Olivia Wilde and Samara Weaving.
The huge ensemble also includes Li Jun Li, Jean Smart, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde and Max Minghella, among others.
Babylon is scheduled for a wide release on December 23. Decisive previously scheduled to open in select theaters on December 25 before expanding nationwide on January 6.