Quentin Tarantino can be bringing two of Hollywood’s biggest stars together for the 1st time on the big screen for his upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Sony Pictures announced the casting news, as well as the film’s official title, in a press Discharge on Wednesday. According to the studio, Tarantino has described the film as “a story in which takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood.”
DiCaprio stars as Rick Dalton, the former star of a Western TV series, while Pitt plays Cliff Booth, Dalton’s longtime stunt double.
“Both are struggling to make the idea in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore,” Tarantino explained. “however Rick includes a very famous next-door neighbor… Sharon Tate.”
The film deals with the infamous Mason Family murders, which occurred in 1969 when disciples of notorious cult leader Charles Manson killed multiple people, including Tate, a celebrated actress as well as the wife of director Roman Polanski who was eight-as well as-a-half months pregnant at the time of her murder.
“I’ve been working on in which script for several years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old,” Tarantino remarked in Sony’s Discharge. “I’m very excited to tell in which story of an L.A. as well as a Hollywood in which [doesn’t] exist anymore. as well as I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
Tarantino previously worked with Pitt in 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, set during World War II, as well as then collaborated with DiCaprio in 2012’s Django Unchained, which took place in Texas in 1858. in which will mark the 1st time Pitt as well as DiCaprio have ever appeared together a feature film.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood can be set to hit theaters Aug. 9, 2019.