Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Babylon will now open in all places Dec. 23, Paramount introduced Tuesday.
The movie — with a star-packed solid that features Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt — was beforehand set to solely open in choose theaters Dec. 25 earlier than increasing nationwide on Jan. 6.
Paramount’s resolution got here a day after Sony delayed A Man Called Otto from Christmas to January 2023. Babylon hopes to function counterprogramming to Avatar: The Way of Water, which opens large Dec. 16. Other Christmas large choices embrace the animated household movie Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, which hits the massive display screen Dec. 21 alongside Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Set in late Twenties Hollywood throughout the film business’s transition from silent movies to talkies, Babylon explores the rise and fall of a number of characters and has been described as “The Great Gatsby on steroids.”
The solid additionally consists of Jovan Adepo, Diego Calva, Flea, Jean Smart, Olivia Wilde and Samara Weaving.
“Babylon is the biggest number of roles I have juggled by far. The casting process took a long, long time. It’s a mostly fictional film where almost all of the characters are inspired by composites of real-life people,” Chazelle stated final month on the Toronto Film Festival.
The Christmas field workplace has traditionally supported a number of titles, even when a mega-tentpole is on the marquee, comparable to Avatar 2.
Babylon has awards ambitions and hopes to take pleasure in a field workplace bump from nominations. It stays to be seen whether or not Pitt curtails publicity, whether or not for the movie itself or the awards marketing campaign, due to new allegations a few home incident that passed off on a aircraft in 2016 when he was touring with then-spouse Angelina Jolie and their kids.