Samara Weaving joins Margot Robbie's new movie Babylon

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Former Home and Away star Samara Weaving is set to star opposite Margot Robbie in upcoming period drama Babylon.

The actor, who played Indi Walker in the long-running Australian soap from 2009 to 2013, will also be sharing the screen with Brad Pitt and Fantastic Beasts' Katherine Waterston in the movie.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and The Handmaid's Tale star Max Minghella were announced alongside Weaving this week.

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Photo credit: Pierre Suu - Getty Images

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Diego Calva (Unstoppable), Jovan Adepo (Overlord), Li Jun Li (The Exorcist), Rory Scovel (I Feel Pretty), Lukas Haas (Widows), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), PJ Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Damon Gupton (Criminal Minds) round out the star-studded cast.

Written and directed by La La Land's Damien Chazelle, the outing is set in the 1920s and has been described by insiders as "The Great Gatsby on steroids".

According to Deadline, it will be R-rated and highlights "the shifting moment in Hollywood when the motion picture industry turned from silent film to talkies".

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Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images

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Other than that, its characters and storyline are being kept under wraps for now.

Across her career, Weaving has also starred in titles such as Ryan Murphy's Hollywood, Bill & Ted Face The Music, The Babysitter, Monster Trucks and Ready or Not. She will next be seen in Snake Eyes, a new GI Joe spin-off starring Henry Golding.

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