Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the latest project written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The crime-mystery centers around the Manson Family murders and features an ensemble cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Clifton Collins Jr., Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Scoot McNairy, and Damian Lewis.
Leonardo DiCaprio takes the lead as TV actor Rick Dalton, with his longtime stunt double and best friend Cliff Booth played by Brad Pitt. The duo embark on a journey to hit the big-time in Hollywood during the period of the infamous Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles. Margot Robbie will play Roman Polanski’s pregnant wife and Manson Family victim, Sharon Tate. Damian Lewis will play the actor Steve McQueen. Scoot McNairy, Luke Perry and Timothy Olyphant are also expected to take roles in what will be an incredible cast.
Burt Reynolds as Seedy Rancher
Movie legend Burt Reynolds plays the West Coast rancher George Spahn. In real-life, Spahn was the owner of the Spahn ranch in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California. Spahn hired out the ranch to production companies to film Westerns but gained notoriety by permitting the Manson family to reside on his property in return for sexual favors.
We have visions of Reynolds as a Tarantino highly-stylized old seedy-cowboy, and that alone makes this movie worth a look. Tarantino collaborators Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Kurt Russell are rumored to have roles in the movie, but no information yet on who they will play. Could Russell be penciled in for Charles Manson? We certainly know he can rock a quality beard and mustache, but it seems unlikely as Manson was in his mid-thirties during the period the movie is set. It might even be the case we never actually see Manson on screen. We look forward to all these questions being answered.
Leonardo di Caprio gave a first glimpse of the movie wardrobe in an Instagram picture with co-star Brad Pitt.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Release Date
Currently, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set for release on August the 9th 2019.