New Details On Leonardo DiCaprio’s Role In Quentin Tarantino’s Next Project | Film News
Anytime Leonardo DiCaprio signs on for a new film, it gets people talking. When it’s a role in the next Quentin Tarantino film, people want details ASAP. While many of the specific details of the film are still under wraps, a report from Deadline has given us some intriguing nuggets as to the kind of character DiCaprio will be inhabiting.
“What he plays, more specifically, is an actor who had his own Western show, Bounty Law, that ran on the air from 1958 to 1963. His attempt to transition to movies didn’t work out and in 1969 — the film is set at the height of hippy Hollywood movement – he’s guesting on other people’s shows while contemplating going to Italy which has become a hotbed for low-budget Westerns”.
Intriguing. We know the film is set during the 60s against the backdrop of the Manson murders, and is being compared to Pulp Fiction considering its tapestry of interconnected characters. Once DiCaprio (finally) won his Best Actor Academy Award for his work on The Revenant, everyone wondered if his choice of roles would alter slightly.
Although he’s appeared in a Tarantino film before – Django Unchained – this does feel like a slightly different role than the kind he chose over the past half-decade. And he may not be the only big star in the film, as the report also adds that we should “keep an eye on Tom Cruise, who might well surface as the other big male superstar in Tarantino’s film”.
The potential Cruise role would be the sidekick/stunt double to DiCaprio’s character, who is also searching for his way to break into the film business. The idea of Cruise and DiCaprio leading a Tarantino film together would certainly be exciting, but we’ll wait and see if that indeed becomes a reality. There’s sure to be plenty more reports regarding this film within the upcoming months.