Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt look ravishing in first look of Tarantino's upcoming thriller
Leonardo DiCaprio took to Instagram to reveal his and co-star Brad Pitt's first look from Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and both the stars look ravishing
Since 2015's 'The Hateful Eight,' fans of Quentin Tarantino's works have been waiting for the director's next project. The announcement of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' subsequently sent social media into a frenzy and, now, Leonardo DiCaprio has shared his and co-star Brad Pitt's first look from the upcoming crime film.
Set to be Tarantino's ninth feature film, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' will be based on the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles that rocked Hollywood. As far as the pair's looks are concerned, the costume and hair is spot on and captures the essence of an era that marked the zenith of the counterculture movement in the United States. It helps that both DiCaprio and Pitt are as stylish as stylish can get.
DiCaprio stars as Rick Dalton, an actor who starred in a Western television series titled 'Bounty Law' from 1958 to 1963, but who now finds himself struggling after an attempted transition into movies doesn't go as planned. To make ends meet, he's considering a move to Italy, where low-budget Westerns are still all the rage.
Brad Pitt portrays Cliff Booth, a longtime stunt double and Dalton's close friend. After Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), Dalton's neighbor and the wife of director Roman Polanski is murdered at her residence by Manson's cronies, the pair finds themselves in an odd position.
Besides the duo, 'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood' boasts of quite a few other stellar names as well. Burt Reynolds will feature as George Spahn, the 80-year-old near-blind man who rented his sprawling LA ranch out to Manson and his family in the months before they murdered Tate and six of her friends, and Al Pacino will play the role of Dalton's agent.
Also in the movie are the likes of Tim Roth, Zoë Bell, Michael Madsen, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Clifton Collins Jr., Nicholas Hammond, James Marsden, and Scott McNairy.
Each of Tarantino's past eight films has been characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matters, endless references to pop culture, extended scenes of dialogue and, of course, the aestheticization of violence. Taking into consideration how his latest film will revolve around the Tate murders, expect most of these checkboxes to be ticked.
Insiders have said that the script is Pulp Fiction-esque. And with Tarantino having previously expressed his desire to retire after his 10th film, it looks like it will be the penultimate one in his highly prolific career. 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is set to premiere on August 9, 2019, and, almost coincidentally, it marks the 50th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders.