According to Collider, actress Li Jun Li (“Wu Assassins”) has been cast for Oscar winner Damien Chazelle’s new historical drama “Babylon”.
Li will bring to life the legendary Anna May Wong, considered by many to be the first Chinese-American star in Hollywood. Wong previously won a small screen version in Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood miniseries.
But that’s not all: Margot Robbie is in talks to replace Emma Stone as Clara Bow, the entertainment industry’s first it girl. Stone left the project due to timing issues, according to Deadline.
Brad Pitt, also starred in the feature film, will bring to life a fictional movie star who struggles to make the transition to talkies, known as talkies. Your role will be loosely based on John Gilbert.
Paramount Pictures will be in charge of distributing the drama, which will be limited to release on December 25, 2021 before making its international circuit debut on January 7, 2022, gaining prominence at festivals.
Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe, Tobey Maguire and Marc Platt enter as producers.
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