After having worked for almost half a decade on a script that is now taking shape, ace director Quentin Tarantino is set to make a back with a bang with 'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood'.
The star-studded drama will feature top actors of Hollywood including Academy Award winner Leonardo Di Caprio and Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt in lead roles. Others actors including Al Pacino and Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins, Nicholas Hammond and Keith Jefferson will also be seen in the film.
'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood' is set in Los Angeles in 1969 when the hippie revolution was at its peak. It was also the time when New Hollywood was gaining pace and things were transforming within the film industry at a fast rate.
In the film, DiCaprio will portray former TV star Rick Dalton, while Pitt will be seen playing Cliff Booth. Both DiCaprio and Pitt will be seen as on-screen friends and Al Pacino will play Dalton's agent.
Oscar nominee Margot Robbie who landed this project after her sensational performance as the lead in 'I Tonya' will be seen playing Sharon Tate (Dalton's neighbour).
Earlier Roman Polanksi was cast in the film, as Tarantino was in search of an 'authentic Polish thespian' to play Sharon Tate's husband. However, due to the backlash received on casting Polanski in the film and the Academy's decision of expelling him, Tarantino is now in search for another actor for the role. The producers of the film are David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh, while Sony will be releasing the film.
The film's shooting is on and various areas of Los Angeles were reported to be transformed into the "multi-colored era of Hollywood in 1969", by the film's team.
'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood' is going to be the 9th directorial project by Quentin Tarantino. His earlier works including 'Pulp Fiction', 'Django Unchained', 'Inglourious Bastards' were been nominated for the Academy Awards in multiple categories. Both DiCaprio and Pitt have worked with Tarantino in his previous films.
'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood' will hit the theatres on August 9, 2019. Interestingly, this date has got something to do with the past! The release date of the film will mark the 50th anniversary of the Manson-LaBianca murders and also the day after actress Sharon Tate and four others were killed.
Major details about the film are not out yet because the script of Tarantino's previous film 'The Hateful Eight' got leaked before its release. However, one can smell that the film will definitely have some connections to Charles Manson and his vicious followers.
Quentin Tarantino is known as the undisputed king of crime-dramas. He is one film-maker who puts most of his efforts on the script and heavyweight dialogues, other than his work as a director. If we take a look at his previous works, the eight films had avant-garde plots, gore and extreme violence distinctly.
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the films were conversational extravaganzas. Each of his films speaks of his craftsmanship and distinctive narrative, and one must expect a robust screenplay, constraining lines and everything more powerful and thought-provoking in this ambitious flick.
Though to many, the film's subject may not be that appealing, it is believed that one may get to see much more than the Manson Murders in 'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood'.