Leonardo DiCaprio has claimed the new Quentin Tarantino movie is ‘one of the most amazing’ he’s ever written.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set in Los Angeles, at the ‘height of hippy Hollywood’ in 1969, Tarantino announced.
Leo will play Rick Dalton, a former star of a western TV series, while Brad Pitt will portray Cliff Booth, Dalton’s longtime stunt double.
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The pair made a surprise visit to the Las Vegas CinemaCon Monday to spill some beans about the upcoming epic, Metro reports.
It takes place at the height of the counter-culture explosion, at the height of the hippie revolution and at the height of a new Hollywood
During this summer, we will, little by little, street by street, block by block, transform Los Angeles into the psychedelic era of Hollywood in 1969.
I think [Tarantino] transports us into a different era. I’m a huge fan of Singing in the Rain, movies about Hollywood and the backstory and how it all works.
Having read the script already, it’s one of the most amazing screenplays he’s ever written and that’s saying a lot, because he’s done masterwork in film.
It’s reported Leo and Brad’s characters are ‘struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore’. Yet Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour, Sharon Tate.
Tate, a model and actress, was married to director Roman Polanski. She was brutally murdered at her home by members of the Manson Family ‘cult’.
This is the first time Brad and Leo will appear together in a feature film, without counting Martin Scorsese’s 2015 Macau casino advert The Audition.
Tarantino has now parted ways with The Weinstein Company, who were originally working alongside on the film, with Sony now picking it up, according to Deadline.
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 don’t exist anymore and I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.
According to media reports, Tarantino wants Margot Robbie to play the role of Sharon Tate in the film, although Jennifer Lawrence is said to have also been considered.
Tom Cruise, Al Pacino and Samuel L. Jackson have all been linked to the film too.
Charles Manson died last November at the age of 83. His health had been steadily deteriorating for some time.
In January 2017, he was hospitalised for severe intestinal bleeding and although it was found he needed surgery, he was deemed too weak by doctors and sent back to prison, report the Express.
The Manson Family were convicted of killing Tate, as well as six other people back in August 1969 while on a killing spree in Los Angeles.
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