Quentin Tarantino's next 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' will premiere at Cannes this year and will also be part of the competition, the festival announced on Thursday. There were speculations that the movie would not be ready for the film festival when it wasn't on the list of Cannes’ official selection announcement on April 18.
Now the festival's artistic director Thierry Frémaux confirmed that the movie will premiere at the festival, where 25 years ago Tarantino's breakout 'Pulp Fiction' premiered and won the Palme d’or.
Frémaux also said that Tarantino hasn't left the editing room in the last four months, working on the movie that stars big names like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and MArgot Robbie.
According to a report in Deadline, Frémaux said, "We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be released until late July, but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes. Like for Inglourious Basterds, he’ll definitely be there – 25 years after the Palme d’or for Pulp Fiction – with a finished film screened in 35mm and his cast in tow (Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt)."
He also added, "His film is a love letter to the Hollywood of his childhood, a rock music tour of 1969, and an ode to cinema as a whole. In addition to thanking Quentin and his crew for spending days and nights in the editing room, the Festival wants to give special thanks to the teams at Sony Pictures, who made all of this possible."
The film is set in the backdrop of Hollywood in 1969, the time when actress Sharon Tate was murdered by followers of Charles Manson. The film will see DiCaprio play the role of a faded television star Rick Dalton and Pitt will play his stunt double Cliff Booth. The role of Sharon Tate will be played by Robbie.
The film will also see late actor Luke Perry play the role of Rick's costar in the television series.