Katherine Waterston is set to join Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Paramount film about 1920s Hollywood, Babylon, as confirmed by Deadline. Waterston’s role in the film and the plotline are both currently being kept under wraps, but what is known is that it’s an R-rated drama that is set in the historic moment in Hollywood when the industry turned from silent film to talkies.
Waterston will be joining alongside a star-studded cast, including Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, and Li Jun Li. Chazelle, who will be directing, also wrote the script. Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe, and Marc Platt are producing. Tobey Maguire, Helen Estabrook and Adam Siegel are EPs.
Waterston is repped by Silver Lining Entertainment, UTA, 42, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman. She most recently starred in Bleecker Street’s period romance The World to Come alongside Casey Affleck and Vanessa Kirby. She also starred last year in the HBO limited series The Third Day. She will be reprising her role of Tina Goldstein in the third installment of the Warner Brother’s Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Waterston also starred on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
Babylon is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2022 in a limited release with a wide break on Jan. 6th, 2023.
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