A few weeks ago it was revealed that Leo DiCaprio was reteaming with director Quentin Tarantino for his film that takes place in LA at the time of the Charles Manson murders. Now he’s bagged another big name he’s worked with before, as Brad Pitt has also joined the movie, according to Variety.
We also now have a Sergio Leone-esque name for the film – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Not too much is known about the exact plot of the film, except that it will be a, ‘Pulp Fiction-esque movie set in the 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders.’ DiCaprio is set to be former TV western star, Rick Dalton, with Pitt as his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth.
Tarantino says of the characters, “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.”
He adds, “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.”
The film will be released during August 2019, exactly 50 years after the murder of Sharon Tate by Charles Manson’s ‘family’.