Saturday Night Live Chloe Fineman escape and The Goldbergs‘Jeff Garlin has joined the sprawling cast of stars from Babylon, the ode to the golden age of Hollywood that Damien Chazelle wrote and directed for Paramount Pictures.
Troy Metcalf, who appeared in The middle, has also been added to the production call sheet which is currently filming in and around the Los Angeles area.
Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Diego Calva, as well as Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Katherine Waterston lead the call. Names ranging from Jean Smart, Max Minghella and Samara Weaving to Olivia Wilde and Spike Jonze and Tobey Maguire, will also appear in the film.
Written by Chazelle and set in the late 1920s during the film industry’s transition from silent to talking movies, Babylon explores the rise and fall of several characters and has been described as “Gatsby the magnificent on steroids.
Character details have not been revealed.
Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe and Marc Platt produce. Paramount is planning a platform release, which will open in select theaters on December 25, 2022, before expanding on January 6, 2023.
Fineman, who joined SNL in 2019, as a star player, slipped out of the pack due to her knack for emulating celebrities ranging from Drew Barrymore and Meryl Streep to Timothée Chalamet and Nicole Kidman. She is currently filming the HBO Max remake of Father of the Bride.
Garlin is one of HBO’s longtime comedy stars and executive producers, Calm your enthusiasm, which has earned him and his fellow producers nine Emmy nominations over the years. He plays the patriarch of the Murray Goldberg family on ABC Goldberg, which is now entering its ninth season.
Metcalf’s recent credits include appearances on Apple TV For all mankind and NBC Good girls.
Fineman is replaced by ICM Partners, Nicole Garcia Management and Lichter Grossman. Garlin is replaced by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Morris Yorn.