Spider-Man's Tobey Maguire joins Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt's new movie Babylon

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Photo credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic - Getty Images

Tobey Maguire has joined the cast of Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt's new movie Babylon.

The Spider-Man star's involvement was announced via The Hollywood Reporter alongside Phoebe Tonkin, Spike Jonze and Olivia Wilde's on Thursday (June 24).

The casting reveal came three weeks after it was revealed Red Hot Chilli Peppers bassist Flea, The Handmaid's Tale star Max Minghella and Ready or Not's Samara Weaving were coming on board.

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Photo credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic - Getty Images

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Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts), 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.

While the characters and plot remain under wraps, it is known that the outing – which will be written and directed by La La Land's Damien Chazelle – will be set in the 1920s. It's already been described by insiders as "The Great Gatsby on steroids".

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Photo credit: REX/Jim Smeal/BEI

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Given that Maguire appeared in Baz Luhrmann's 2013 take on the F Scott Fitzgerald novel, it seems like he'd be a good fit for the project, which is expected to begin production in LA next week, too.

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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