Brad Pitt has joined Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Family film project which now has a title, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Family film now has a title: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. And it already has a pretty impressive cast. We learned a few days ago that Leonardo DiCaprio would be starring in the picture and the A-lister’s now been joined by another – none other than Brad Pitt. That’s pretty big billing, even for Tarantino.
Both actors have worked with Tarantino before. Brad Pitt famously played Lt. Aldo Raine in Inglorious Bastards, whereas Leonardo DiCaprio brilliantly portrayed the villainous Calvin Candie in Django Unchained. This will be the first time the two actors have worked together which is already a pretty big reason to watch this movie, let alone the fact that it’s a Tarantino movie. Say what you will about the director, he’s never failed to make entertaining movies. Even his worst film, Death Proof, has its moments.
“DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, while Pitt will be his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth,” wrote Variety’s Justin Kroll. Tarantino himself then gave a bit of backstory to their characters:
“Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate.”
This film has already proven to be controversial since it’s going to use Charles Mansion and the Mansion Family as a backdrop. However, Tarantino has said that he’s very excited to tell the story of an L.A. and Hollywood that no longer exists:
“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 7 years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A., and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
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