Phoebe Tonkin has officially stamped her mark on Hollywood. Overnight it was announced that the darling of local television will star alongside fellow Australian Margot Robbie as well as suite of A-list talent for Paramount’s ’20s drama, Babylon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tonkin will join Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze and Tobey Maguire for the forthcoming film. The new talent joins a line up from a previously announced cast which features Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, and Katherine Waterston. Other cast members also include Max Minghella, Samara Weaving, Lukas Haas, Flea, Rory Scovel, Eric Roberts, P.J. Byrne, and Damon Gupton.
Babylon will be directed by Damien Chazelle the mastermind behind award-winning La La Land. Do we sense a new Oscar contender?
According to THR, the film is set in the 1920’s “during the movie industry’s transition from silent films to talkies, Babylon explores the rise and fall of multiple characters.” The project has been described as “The Great Gatsby on steroids”. Consider us fans.
It is unclear at this time whether Wilde, Tonkin and Maguire will play historical or fictional characters. We’ll have to be patient for its release too which is slated to drop “limitedly” on December 25, 2022 before seeing a wider distribution from January 6, 2023. Stay tuned for further updates on production.
The Chanel ambassador is beloved for her ‘breakout role’ in H2O. More recently, she has starred in Stan’s original series Bloom. Just a week ago it was also announced that the 31-year-old actress will star in Stan Original film, Transfusion. Matt Nable will make his directorial debut while Tonkin will star alongside Sam Worthington.
Producer, Michael Schwarz said: “In Transfusion we’ve found a movie that has that special combination of visceral action and achingly beautiful emotion. Matt is an already accomplished writer and actor, and it’s incredibly exciting to watch him step into the director’s chair and bring his own words to life. With Sam he has the perfect actor to showcase the rugged vulnerability of this very powerful script.”
Big things are coming.