The buzz exploded last summer, and since then the news has followed a frantic pace. It’s the new movie by Quentin Tarantino: the first time we heard about it was on July 2017 on the Hollywood Reporter, citing exclusive sources that, at that time, were not yet confirmed.
Now the months have passed and the thing is actually official: the next movie of the American director is called “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (a promising reference to Sergio Leone’s last two films) and will be set in Los Angeles on 1969, when the murders related to Charles Manson and Sharon Tate took place. The film would thus be the first of Tarantino’s filmography to be based on real facts.
The cast is being confirmed day after day and it’s obviously full of stars: the two protagonists will be interpreted by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt (who’s back in a Tarantino movie after Inglourious Basterds). Margot Robbie has also been confirmed recently for Sharon Tate’s role. And among the other names recently confirmed we have Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and a big name recently added to the list: Al Pacino.
Shooting is already in progress, and recently some exclusive “first look” photos from the set have been shared:
The movie will be distributed by Sony starting from July 26th 2019. The original release date was August 9th, the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family murders, but the production decided to move it up, probably in order to avoid controversy.
Rumors say that the structure of the movie will be “Pulp Fiction-like”, with several stories crossing each other in the same space-temporal context.
There is obviously no trailer yet, but there are already enough elements to feed the hype. Tarantino has repeatedly stated that he will stop making movies after the 10th one. This would be his ninth work, and the same fact that it faces a new concept is already exciting all cinema enthusiasts around the world.