Leonardo DiCaprio has shared the official first look at Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (his penultimate film if his plans to direct 10 movies before retirement still holds true). The first look comes by way of DiCaprio’s Instagram page as he has shared a set photo of he and Brad Pitt in full late-1960s regalia. The photo sees both actors in full character as Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both actors have worked with Tarantino before: DiCaprio delivered a rather vile and villainous turn in Django Unchained, while Pitt played a scalp-seeking Nazi hunter in Inglorious Basterds.
The story of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood centers around friends Dalton and Booth, the former a struggling actor and the latter his stuntman. Dalton is looking to rekindle his acting career, as he was once a famous television star and he wants to break into the world of big Hollywood movies. However, not all goes as planned: He and Booth get mixed up with the Manson Family murders as Dalton and Booth’s shared home is next door to the home of Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie. The film is set to be a rip-roaring look at how the summer of love ended on a bloody, haunting note as the peace-forward ‘60s rolled into the tumultuous early 1970s.
Tarantino is shooting the film this summer in the greater Los Angeles area—Once Upon a Time in Hollywood sees the director reunite with his longtime cinematographer Robert Richardson. The film’s cast also includes Michael Madsen, Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Damien Lewis, Clifton Collins Jr., Timothy Olyphant and James Marsden, among many others. With such a sprawling cast, the film is said to be made up of weaving, intermingled plot threads, a la Pulp Fiction. It will roll into theaters on August 9, 2019, via Sony Pictures. See the first-look photo below.
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