The official title of Quentin Tarantino’s next film has been revealed, and its two main stars as well.
The project, formally known as #9, has been officially revealed as Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The title is obviously reminiscent of legendary western director Sergio Leone’s classics Once Upon A Time In The West and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Sony Pictures will distribute the film, to be released on August 9, 2019.
The first official cast members have joined as well: previous Tarantino collaborators Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained). The first synopsis for the film reads:
“A story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo 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.”
The film has been described in previous reports as similar in style and tone to Pulp Fiction, with intertwining storylines starring various characters. It’s also been described as Tarantino’s “Charles Manson movie”, but the director has been clear the film doesn’t center around the Mason murders, but rather the setting of 1969 Hollywood. It’s been reported that Taratino is eyeing Margot Robbie for the role of actress and murder victim Sharon Tate, but she has yet to sign on.
The director talked about his new movie and the actors filling the lead roles, saying:
“I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
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