Most of the details surrounding Quentin Tarantino‘s next film are still being kept hush-hush. But now, Leonardo DiCaprio himself as taken to social media to post a photo of him and his co-star together, and this film is looking increasingly good. The film, which is titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, will star DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as aging actors who are struggling with the changes in Hollywood.
The director himself described the plot in this way: “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor, Sharon Tate,”. Margot Robbie, who last worked with DiCaprio in Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, will play Tate.
Besides the three stars, the movie already has a monster cast list, consisting of names such as Timothy Olyphant, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Michael Madsen, and Tim Roth, to name a few. This film will be the ninth by Tarantino, which is significant because of the director’s repeated claim that he will hang up the cape after his tenth film. We know that he is going to be involved in an upcoming Star Trek film, but whether that role will just be as a writer or a producer has yet to be confirmed.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is slated for release August 9, 2019, which also happens to be the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate’s death. Despite the clear intentionality there, Tarantino has said that the Manson murders will not be the central focus of the plot.
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