Search icon

Movies & TV

27th Jun 2018

First look at Tarantino’s new epic featuring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio

Paul Moore

Pitt DiCaprio Tarantino

Set during the Charles Manson murders, this could be incredible.

Given the plethora of remarkable actors that Quentin Tarantino has worked with throughout his career, we don’t say the following statement lightly…Once Upon A Time in Hollywood could be his greatest ever cast.

Aside from DiCaprio and Pitt, the film also stars Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Tim Roth, Burt Reynolds, Michael Madsen, Dakota Fanning, Scoot McNairy, James Mardsen, and Damien Lewis.

Yeah, that’s some cast!

We’ve had our eyes n this one for a while and the first image of Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Pitt) has been released and it’s clear that their capturing the look and style of 1969.

First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood

A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on

As for the film, the plot centers around Rick Dalton, a struggling actor, and Cliff Booth, best friend and stuntman. Dalton was once a popular television star and he’s now trying to make a career in the Hollywood film world, but his plan somehow gets mixed up with the Manson Family murders.

According to Variety, Pacino will play Marvin Shwarz — Leonardo DiCaprio’s character’s agent in the Sony film.

Brad Pitt says it’s “one of the most amazing scripts Tarantino has ever written” while the director has said that: “It’s very hush-hush and top secret. But I can tell you that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in 1969, at the height of the counterculture hippie revolution and the height of new Hollywood.”

In terms of the style and tone, Tarantino said that “this is probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I’ve done. It has two lead characters and a ton of supporting characters.”

We can’t wait.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is released in August 9, 2019.

LISTEN: You Must Be Jokin’ with Aideen McQueen – Faith healers, Coolock craic and Gigging as Gaeilge