Another familiar face has been announced to star in Quintin Tarantino’s next film, which has been confirmed as being titled Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
The film is based around the Manson murders and the director, who also wrote the script described it as;
“A story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood.”
Variety reports that Brad Pitt, who previously worked with the director on Inglourious Basterds is now confirmed to be joining Leonardo DiCaprio on the production, with DiCaprio set to play Rick Dalton, former star of a TV western series, with Pitt playing his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth. Tarantino went on to say;
“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. 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 7 years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A., and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore and I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
DiCaprio previously worked with the director on Django Unchained which garnered five Oscar nominations. The film is scheduled to be released worldwide on August 9, 2019, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the day that the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after Sharon Tate was murdered. The distribution rights have been snapped up by Sony Pictures, marking the first time a Tarantino movie has not been released by The Weinstein Company.