With two big movies arriving soon – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (July 26) and Ad Astra (September 20) – Brad Pitt already has his next film lined up.
The 55-year-old actor is currently ‘circling’ a new Hollywood period drama entitled Babylon, which Emma Stone has also been attached – but not confirmed – for.
The project would reunite Stone with her La La Land director Damien Chazelle, who will direct from his own script which has several studios interested, according to Deadline.
While no details were given for neither Pitt nor Stone’s character, the story is set in Hollywood at the time when movies were shifting from the silent era to ‘talkies.’
The project is described as an original big-screen drama that will feature a mixture of real-life and fictional characters.
The film is said to be a ‘bold auteur piece with a significant budget’ that will also likely have an R rating, and while there were rumours Chazelle had written another musical, that’s not the case with Babylon.
While several studios are interested in Babylon, Lionsgate is said to be the front runner, which would reunite Chazelle with the studio behind his Best Picture nominee La La Land.
The project is expected to land with a studio rather quickly, though there is no word on when production is expected to begin.
Olivia Hamilton, Marc Platt, Matt Plouffe and actor/producer Tobey Maguire are slated to produce Babylon.
Pitt will be coming off another Hollywood period piece, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, where he plays Cliff Booth, the longtime stuntman for Western TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Pitt also stars as Roy McBride in 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi thriller Ad Astra, alongside Liv Tyler, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland.
He is also attached to reprise his role as Gerry Lane in Paramount’s zombie sequel World War Z 2.
Stone will next be seen on the big screen in the highly-anticipated sequel Zombieland 2: Double Tap, in theatres October 11.
She is also slated to portray the iconic Disney villain Cruella de Vil in Disney’s upcoming film Cruella, slated for release in 2020.
Stone is also attached to star in director Alexander Payne’s (Sideways) The Menu alongside Ralph Fiennes.
Sources: Daily Mail