It's one of the most star-studded movies of the year, but is Babylon streaming yet?
Starring Barbiecore icon and The Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie as well as Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde and newcomer Diego Calva, Babylon chronicles the rise and fall of multiple characters during Hollywood's switch from silent films to "talkies" in the late 1920s, with all of the decadence and debauchery that went along with it.
The period piece is directed by Damien Chazelle, the filmmaker behind Whiplash and La La Land who made Oscar history when he became the youngest person to win the Best Director award for the latter, so you can rightly expect big musical numbers and bigger personalities. And like Women Talking, Triangle of Sadness and Top Gun: Maverick, Babylon is up for multiple Golden Globes this year, including Best Motion Picture.
But where can you watch Babylon at home? Here's all of the streaming info you need.
When is the 'Babylon' streaming release date?
Alas, there is no set digital release date in place just yet for Babylon. That means you will have to frequent a real-deal movie theater if you want to watch the film, which kicked off its limited theatrical release on December 23, 2022, and had its wide release on Friday, January 6, 2023.
Where to watch 'Babylon' movie:
We may not know exactly when Babylon will hit streaming, but we do have a good idea of where: seeing as how the movie is a Paramount Pictures property, it's all but a given that it will stream exclusively on Paramount Plus after its theatrical run. Most Paramount Pictures films debut on the platform about 45 days after their initial theatrical release.
That means you will need a Paramount Plus subscription to watch Babylon at home. You can opt for the limited-ad Essentials option for $4.99 per month (or pay $4.17/month with annual billing) or the commercial-free Premium plan for $9.99 per month (or pay $8.33/month with annual billing).
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Who is in the 'Babylon' movie cast?
The Babylon cast is a massive ensemble helmed by A-list talent (Margot Robbie is joined by her Once Upon a Time in Hollywood costar Brad Pitt in the main cast) and packed with star-studded cameos, from a Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker to Hacks star Jean Smart to a certain Harry Styles ex.
Originally, Emma Stone—who previously worked with director Damien Chazelle to Oscar gold in La La Land, winning the award for Best Actress in 2017—was slated for the part of aspiring actress Nellie LaRoy but had to exit Babylon in late 2020 due to a scheduling conflict, opening the door for Robbie to take over the role.
The stacked cast includes:
- Margot Robbie as Nellie LaRoy
- Brad Pitt as Jack Conrad
- Diego Calva as Manny Torres
- Jean Smart as Elinor St. John
- Jovan Adepo as Sidney Palmer
- Li Jun Li as Lady Fay Zhu
- Olivia Hamilton as Ruth Adler
- P. J. Byrne as Max
- Lukas Haas as George Munn
- Max Minghella as Irving Thalberg
- Rory Scovel as The Count
- Katherine Waterston as Estelle Conrad
- Tobey Maguire as James McKay
- Flea as Bob Levine
- Jeff Garlin as Don Wallach
- Eric Roberts as Robert Roy
- Ethan Suplee as Wilson
- Samara Weaving as Constance Moore
- Olivia Wilde as Ina Conrad
- Spike Jonze as Otto Von Strassberger
- Telvin Griffin as Reggie
- Chloe Fineman as Marion Davies
- Phoebe Tonkin as Jane Thornton
- Troy Metcalf as Orville Pickwick
- Jennifer Grant as Mildred Yates
- Patrick Fugit as Officer Elwood
- Pat Skipper as William Randolph Hearst
- Kaia Gerber as Starlet
- Cyrus Hobbi as Footballer
- Karen Bethzabe as Silvia Torres
- Sarah Ramos as Harriet Rothschild
- Alexandre Chen as James Wong Howe
- Taylor Hill as Rebecca
- John Mariano as Master of Ceremonies
- Mather Zickel as Distribution Executive
- Lewis Tan as Party Attendee
- Albert Hammond Jr. as Guest in Chicken Line
- Joe Dallesandro as Charlie the Photographer
- Marc Platt as Producer
Watch the 'Babylon' movie trailer:
How long is 'Babylon' movie?
Make a double batch of popcorn: Babylon's runtime is a hefty three hours and nine minutes. That makes it the second longest movie of 2022, after Avatar 2: The Way of Water, which is three minutes longer.
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
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When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.
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