'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Quentin Tarantino finds his Roman Polanski in Polish actor Rafal Zawierucha

The film will take place in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, the year in which Polanski's late wife Sharon Tate was killed by members of Charles Manson's cult


                            'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Quentin Tarantino finds his Roman Polanski in Polish actor Rafal Zawierucha

Don't be surprised! The cast for Quentin Tarantino’s new film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' just keeps growing as filming has been underway for weeks. A major role to be filled was that of a filmmaker Roman Polanski and Polish actor Rafal Zawierucha was just named to play the fugitive director.



When Tarantino announced the making of the movie, initial reports read that the film was about the Manson Murders. Turns out, the reports were inaccurate as the film is about Charles Manson, but he isn't the main character either.  'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' takes place in 1969 and follows a fading Western TV star, who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt, who wonder where their place in Hollywood is at the turn of the decade. Additionally, DiCaprio’s character lives next door to Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie, who is brutally murdered by Manson’s followers.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in the first look of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in the first look of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Even though the role has now been confirmed, it is still unclear how much screen time will be given to Polanski and no one knows for sure if Charles Manson is in the film and who is playing him. The Hollywood Reporter says that Danny Strong, Sydney Sweeney, Clu Gulager, James Landry Hébert, and Mikey Madison have also now been added to the vast ensemble.

The film has already been described as Pulp Fiction-esque in structure and scope, so while there are a lot of people in this movie, famous people to be exact, as Tarantino is filling out every single role with a known performer since the film is about Hollywood. The film is slated to be released in July 26, 2019, which indicates a Cannes Film Festival debut in May as Tarantino has done the same with many of his previous films. 

The announced ensemble for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' now also includes Lena Dunham, Maya Hawke, Timothy Olyphant, Burt Reynolds, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Clifton Collins, Keith Jefferson, Emile Hirsch, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Scoot McNairy, Al Pacino, and Nicholas Hammond, among others.