Al Pacino set to join Tarantino’s star-studded 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
The movie written, directed and produced by Tarantino stars also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen and Burt Reynolds
Looks like another superstar is all set to join Quentin Tarantino’s 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', and it is none other than Al Pacino.
Pacino will play the role of Marvin Shwarz – Leonardo DiCaprio’s character’s agent in the Sony film – marking his first ever collaboration with the Kill Bill director. Since 1992, when he directed his first feature film Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino is known for casting movie stars he grew up watching. Pacino certainly belongs to the fame of actors who rose in the 1970s.
Apart from Pacino, Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch as Jay Serbing and Dakota Fanning as Squeaky Fromme along with Clifton Collins as Ernesto the Mexican Vaquero, Keith Jefferson as Land Pirate Keith and Nichlos Hammond as Sam Wanamaker would be joining the massive the star-studded movie. According to Collider, Tarantino is also seeking actors to play Manson and martial arts icon Bruce Lee.
Besides Pacino and DiCaprio, the movie also stars Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen and Burt Reynolds. David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh will produce the movie.
The film is set in 1969 in Los Angeles at the height of hippy Hollywood. Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) have been trying to make it big in Hollywood they no longer recognize. But Rick has a very popular neighbor next-door… Sharon Tate (Robbie).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino said, "I've been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old. I'm very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that doesn't exist anymore. And I couldn't be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt as Rick and Cliff."
The film will release on August 9, 2019. The opening is on the 50th anniversary of the day the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after Tate was killed. The film is going to face off against Disney’s sci-fi and fantasy series Artemis Fowl.
Pacino would come off rave reviews for his performance as Penn State coach Joe Paterno in HBO Films “Paterno” and would also feature in Martin Scorsese’s next movie The Irish Man.
Pitt, DiCaprio, Dakota Fanning, Lewis and Keith Jefferson have worked with Quentin Tarantino earlier. Some of those works have been nominated for the Oscars.