Better known as Quentin Tarantino’s “California movie” if you’re Simon Pegg, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes us back to a moment in history when the movie industry’s glitz was splattered with blood. Regular Tarantino viewers should not be surprised.
Quentin Tarantino’s return to the big screen is arriving later this year, in the form of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the acclaimed director’s take on the infamous Manson Family Murders in 1969. While the subject matter feels very different from the type of movies Tarantino has taken on in the past, he’ll surely put his trademark spin on it, and fans are looking forward to seeing exactly how he does that. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too much longer to get our first glimpse of the action, as the trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is on the way this week, and Sony is preparing us for the footage with the film’s first poster.
With a stellar supporting cast, an evocative period setting to play with and featuring some of the most chilling real-life murders Los Angeles has ever witnessed, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has so much to work with.
Di Caprio’s Twitter Post Revealing the First Poster
Star Leonardo DiCaprio shared the poster on Twitter early Monday morning. It features his character, actor Rick Dalton, standing in front of the Hollywood Hills. Beside him is Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth, Rick’s longtime stunt double.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer: When will it land?
It appears as though we’ll get the first trailer for the movie very soon as one has been rated, with rumours that it’ll be released on Monday, March 18.
Nothing has been confirmed though.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood release date
Tarantino’s ninth movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be released on July 26 in the US and a few weeks later in the UK on August 14 (unless Sony moves it forward).
It was originally slated to hit cinemas two weeks earlier on August 9, which is the 50th anniversary of the Manson family murders, so it was sensibly moved forward.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast: Who’s in it?
Who’s in it? More like who isn’t in it! Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth, Dakota Fanning as Squeaky Fromme, Al Pacino as Marvin Shwarz and Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen, among many others.
And that’s before we know who Kurt Russell, James Marsden, Zoë Bell, Michael Madsen, Timothy Olyphant, Danny Strong (Emmy-winning creator of Fox’s Empire), Sydney Sweeney (Handmaid’s Tale, Big Time Adolescence) Mikey Madison (Better Things), Clu Gulager and James Landry Hébert are playing.
While Pitt and DiCaprio definitely look the part (see above), it’s the first image of Margot Robbie that has stunned movie fans. She shared a photo of herself in costume recreating Tate’s famous look, sporting a black turtleneck alongside the ivory-coloured dress and boots and looking spookily like the late American actress and model.