‘Babylon’ Adds Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin, and Tobey Maguire to the Cast

Olivia Wilde joins Babylon

Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Babylon just expanded its cast with some amazing talent.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin, and Tobey Maguire will appear in the upcoming movie that Chazelle is prepping for Paramount Pictures. Production could begin as soon as next week. They are joining Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, who will play the lead roles, as well as Katherine Waterston, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, and Li Jun Li, among many others.


Plot and character details are being kept under wraps, and we only know it is set in 1920s Hollywood, during the transition from silent movies to talkies. The Hollywood Reporter is describing it as “The Great Gatsby on steroids.” It is also unknown whether these actors will be playing fictional or historical characters.


Maguire has been away from the screen since 2014, but if the worst kept secret in Hollywood turns out to be true, he might come back on December 17 when Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters. He is also executive producing the movie. Jonze is mostly famous for his directorial efforts, which include movies like Her and Being John Malkovich, but he is no strange to acting either — he appeared (uncredited) in The Wolf of Wall Street and Moneyball, and had small (but credited roles) in Girls and Bad Grandpa, among others.


Meanwhile, Olivia Wilde is one of the busiest people in Hollywood right now, with several gigs both behind and in front of the camera lined up. Phoebe Tonkin has been laying low for the past few years, with small roles in several TV series, but is mostly known for her first role — in the H2O show which ran from 2006 through 2010.


Damien Chazelle wrote and will direct Babylon, which is set to hit limited theaters in the U.S. on December 25, 2022, and expand to more venues on January 6, 2023.