Fans of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood are in for a treat, with two of the film’s biggest stars preparing a reunion.
The film, Babylon, will be directed by La La Land’s Damien Chazelle. The project has been in the works for over a year and is currently set for a late 2021, early 2022 release, which is just in time for the awards season.
Earlier this week, Deadline cited sources, who say Stone is being forced to exit the film for scheduling reasons, which led to looking for her replacement. Now, Paramount Pictures and Chazelle are reportedly in early discussions with Margot Robbie to take the female lead role.
Babylon is a period, R-rated drama set in the shifting moment in Hollywood when the industry turned from silent film to talkies. When Paramount acquired the picture in late 2019, it set a Christmas Day 2021 awards-qualifying release, with a wide berth January 7. This was before the pandemic and is still subject to change, with the expectation is that it will shoot at least some of the film in Los Angeles. The film is going to be produced by Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe, Marc Platt, and Tobey Maguire.
On top of this recently-acquired role, Margot Robbie has kept herself busy teasing the upcoming Suicide Squad, where she will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn.
The actress spoke about an especially tough scene on the set of the film recently, saying, “I don‘t want to give it away. When you watch the movie, it’s probably about halfway through. There’s an insane sequence that Harley does which was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever shot on-screen.”
She continued, “And we shot it in like four days and I remember looking at the schedule and being like ‘Oh my god, we’re not going to be able to do this. This is gonna be impossible.’”
While every scheduled release is being moved around right now amidst the pandemic, The Suicide Squad is currently set for release on August 6, 2021.