The film is set 'at the height of hippy Hollywood', as per Tarantino’s description, and recreates the 1969 murder of Tate by followers of American cult leader Charles Manson
It is 1969 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and television star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) is best friends with his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). “Actors are required to do a lot of dangerous stuff. Rick here is meant to carry the load,” Dalton says about his relationship with Booth in the teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” which was released on Thursday. The teaser also introduces Margot Robbie as actress Sharon Tate.
The film is set “at the height of hippy Hollywood”, as per Tarantino’s description, and recreates the 1969 murder of Tate by followers of American cult leader Charles Manson.
On August 8 that year, members of the Manson Family commune stormed into the house she shared with her husband, filmmaker Roman Polanski, killing Tate and four visitors. The teaser also gives a glimpse of Damon Herriman as Charles Manson and American martial artist Mike Moh as Bruce Lee.
The star-studded ensemble cast includes Dakota Fanning as a Manson Family member, Al Pacino as Dalton’s agent Marvin Shwarz, Bruce Dern as real-life rancher George Spahn who colluded with Charles Manson and Tarantino regulars Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen.
Then there is Timothy Olyphant (Justified), James Marsden (X-Men), Emile Hirsch, Scoot McNairy, Lena Dunham, Maya Hawke (daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke), and Luke Perry, who died of a stroke on March 4.
Tarantino’s long-anticipated ninth film is set for a July 26 release and is looking to be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Three-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson and frequent Tarantino collaborator has lensed “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”
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