Diego Calva to Star in Damien Chazelle’s Hollywood Period Feature “Babylon”

Diego Calva is heading to Babylon

The Mexican actor will join the ensemble cast of Damien Chazelle’s Hollywood period Paramount feature Babylon.

Diego Calva

Calva joins the previously announced cast, which includes Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jovan Adepo and Li Jun Li.

The project, which is set for a Christmas Day 2022 release and a January 6, 2023 expansion, is an R-rated drama, set in the shifting moment in Hollywood when the industry turned from silent film to talkies.

In addition, Calva has signed with WME.

The Mexico City native has starred in the Netflix series Unstoppabland will appear in the upcoming season of the streamer’s Narcos: Mexico

He previously starred in I Promise You Anarchy, which was screened at the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The feature from Julio Hernández Cordón won several awards at festivals like Mix Brasil, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Lisbon International Film Festival, Costa Rica International Film Festival with Calva receiving the Best Actor award at the Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba.

Ruiz Receives Satellite Award Posthumously…

He may be gone, but Raúl Ruiz is not forgotten, as the acclaimed director’s last completed project picks up another award.

The prolific and enigmatic Chilean filmmaker’s Mistérios de Lisboa (Mysteries of Lisbon) received the best foreign film award at the International Press Academy‘s 16th annual Satellite Awards on Sunday.

Chilean Filmmaker Raul Ruiz

Ruiz’s Portuguese-language melodrama is a masterful adaptation of the 19th-century novel by Camilo Castelo Branco.

It follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Mistérios de Lisboa, which Ruiz had called one of his most theoretical films, had already picked up prizes at the São Paulo International Film Festival, San Sebastián
International Film Festival
, Prix Louis Delluc and at the Portuguese Golden Globes.

Ruiz, who passed away at the age of 70 this past August, was a highly regarded director of more than 100 films in several languages.