Monday, June 17, 2024

Oscar Winner Emma Stone, Possibly Pregnant, Bows out of Damien Chazelle-Brad Pitt Film, Margot Robbie In


Emma Stone may be pregnant.  The Oscar winning star of Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” has dropped out of his next film, “Babylon,” co-starring Brad Pitt. Stone would have played silent film star Clara Bow at the moment when Hollywood was turning from silent pictures to talkies.

Stone had such success with Chazelle it’s doubtful she’d drop out for “scheduling reasons” unless the schedule included a baby. Tabloids have been buzzing for weeks that she and husband Dave McCary, a director on “Saturday Night Live,” were expecting. It would be a blessed event.

“Babylon” reportedly has a 180 page script, suggested a three hour movie. So Stone knows this wouldn’t be a walk in the park. Better to bow out now. She already has her Oscar with Chazelle, so she can take her time. As for Chazelle, he really wants to make epics, I guess. I wish he’d try another film like “Whiplash” that is more economical in many ways. But he’s a major filmmaker now, so we’ll cross our fingers for great results.

For Emma, mazel tov, I hope.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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