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'La La Land' Director Headed Back to Hollywood with New Film 'Babylon'

Monday Jul 15, 2019
Damien Chazelle, director and screenwriter for "La La Land," in the press room with the award for best screenplay - motion picture at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Damien Chazelle, director and screenwriter for "La La Land," in the press room with the award for best screenplay - motion picture at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.  (Source:Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Damien Chazelle, the director of "La La Land" and last year's Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man," is readying his next project "Babylon," a Hollywood story that may reunite him with Emma Stone, according to a report from Deadline.

Though details about "Babylon" are being kept under wraps, it's being reported the film will find Chazelle and possibly Stone returning to Hollywood — but the Hollywood of yesteryear. Set in the 1920s, the film will chronicle the change the industry goes through from silent pictures to talkies and feature real historical figures as well as fictional characters. Among the real people supposedly featured in the film includes Clara Bow, an early silent era actress and box office draw, who Roberts may play.

Chazelle wrote the script and is slated to direct "Babylon," which intended to be his next movie. A number of studios are highly interested in the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter, including Lionsgate, Paramount and Netflix. Nevertheless, THR writes "any deal has been slow going." The film's script is reportedly 180 pages long and is in need of an $80 to $100 million budget.

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