Margot Robbie confirmed for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
After being attached to the project since last summer, Deadline has confirmed that I, Tonya Oscar nominee Margot Robbie is in final negotiations to join Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception) and Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. She will portray slain actress Sharon Tate (Valley of the Dolls). The Sony Pictures film will be released in theaters on August 9, 2019.
Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie focuses on a male TV actor named Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) who’s had one hit western series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick Cliff Booth (Pitt) — who’s also his stunt double — is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate (Rick’s neighbor in the film) and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.
This will mark Robbie’s second time working opposite DiCaprio after they co-starred in The Wolf of Wall Street, and technically Pitt as well since she had a cameo as herself in the Pitt starrer The Big Short.
The release date for the film will mark the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and four others on August 9, 1969.
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