The way things are going, Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be bigger than big. More casting news has come to light for the ‘1960s-set piece that’s believed to have shades of Pulp Fiction about it.
First up, here’s the casting that we knew so far: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie (as Manson murder victim Sharon Tate), Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen.
Impressive as that list is, according to Deadline it’s now become even more so, with the addition of Damian Lewis (TV’s Homeland), Luke Perry (it took a lot of effort to not precede that with ‘Sideshow’ – hey-hey!), Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor), Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) and Clifton Collins Jr (TV’s Westworld).
UPDATE: Now we can add Al Pacino to the impressive list, playing the agent of DiCaprio’s star according to Variety.
Tarantino summed the movie’s plot up like this a while back: “It’s a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor… Sharon Tate.”
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is expected to be finished in time for an August 8, 2019 release.