Al Pacino joins Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
The movie, set in Los Angeles in 1969, recently added Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis and Luke Perry.
Al Pacino is the latest legendary actor to join Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The film takes place during the height of hippy Hollywood. It centres around Rick Dalton (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), the former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).
Their struggles are plentiful as they arrive in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. Both men take it upon themselves to embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.
According to Variety, Pacino will play Marvin Shwarz — Leonardo DiCaprio’s character’s agent in the Sony film.
Pacino recently drew strong reviews for his portrayal of Penn State coach Joe Paterno, and will next appear in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
What makes this cast quite interesting, despite being absolutely rammed-to-the-brim with big names, is that this will be the first film in which both Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star.
Rumours were far-flung around the world at that stage claiming that Good Will Hunting producers and directors were mad to get Di Caprio and Pitt together before they found Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
Damon would then, of course, subsequently go on to work with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed and Brad Pitt in the Ocean's Eleven trilogy as well as cameo together in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
Just last month, Margot Robbie confirmed that she was playing the role of actor Sharon Tate, the starlet who was one of the victims in the Charles Manson murders, in the film.
The ensemble cast also will feature Dakota Fanning as Squeaky Fromme, Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen, Emile Hirsch as Jay Sebring, Clifton Collins as Ernesto The Mexican Vaquero, Keith Jefferson as Land Pirate Keith and Nicholas Hammond as director Sam Wanamaker.
And with a budget of $100,000,000 under their belts – you know this is going to be good.
The film is set to be produced by Tarantino, David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and is set for release on 9 August 2019.