Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ has assembled what could possibly be, one of the filmmaker’s greatest casts ever.
Already boasting the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Timothy Olyphant, the film has gone and added the likes of Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Clifton Collins Jr,, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Keith Jefferson, Nicholas Hammond, along with legendary actors Burt Reynolds and Al Pacino.
Described as a ‘Pulp Fiction’-like tapestry of stories set at the height of hippy Hollywood, the film centres around Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour…Sharon Tate (Robbie).
Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, along with four others – Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Steven Parent and Voyteck Frykowski – was brutally murdered by the Manson Family on August 9, 1969 at her home in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles.
Fanning will take on the role of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Charles Manson’s disciple who later tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford; Lewis will portray iconic actor Steve McQueen; Hammond is set for the role of Sam Wanamaker; and Hirsch is playing Sebring, Tate’s ex-boyfriend turned best friend.
Per Deadline, Perry is set to play Scotty Lancer, Collins is Ernesto The Mexican Vaquero, and Jefferson, who previously worked with Tarantino on ‘The Hateful Eight’ and ‘Django Unchained,’ is playing Land Pirate Keith. Pacino will play Marvin Shwarz — Dalton’s agent.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD is set to be released worldwide on August 9th, 2019.