DiCaprio & Pitt Confirmed For Next Tarantino Film + Title Revealed | Film News
Rumblings, rumours and tantalising details have been swirling around the latest project from Quentin Tarantino for months now without much confirmation until a few weeks ago when Leonardo DiCaprio signed on for a role in the film. Now, he has a co-star, and the film has a title, synopsis and release date.
DiCaprio will star alongside Brad Pitt in what may turn out to be Tarantino’s penultimate film, now set to be titled Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The logline is as follows:
“A story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour…Sharon Tate“.
Tom Cruise was reportedly eyed for a role and it’s not clear whether he ultimately turned it down or is still in negotiations to be in the film. Margot Robbie has also been rumoured to play Tate, while Tarantino may have also written a role with Al Pacino in mind.
So despite all the confirmed details, there are plenty of things still up in the air. But DiCaprio and Pitt, both reuniting with the director after their roles in Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds respectively, on screen together should be pretty electric.
Tarantino revealed that he’s been working on this script for around five years, and that he’s been living in Los Angeles most of his life. “I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore”, he noted in a press release. “And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff”.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is scheduled to be released August 9, 2019.