First Once Upon a Time in Hollywood clip debuts
Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCarpio has released the first official clip from Sony Pictures’ highly-anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the ninth cinematic epic from director Quentin Tarantino. Featuring Kurt Russell’s character Randy as he tries to convince Rick to let go of Brad Pitt’s Cliff, you can check out the video below.
The massive ensemble cast for the film includes Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed), Brad Pitt (Fight Club), Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad), Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet), Michael Madsen (Sin City), Tim Roth (Selma), Damian Lewis (Billions), Luke Perry (The Fifth Element), Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer), Lena Dunham (Girls), Dakota Fanning (The Alienist), Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys), Maya Hawke (Stranger Things), Clifton Collins (Pacific Rim), Keith Jefferson (The Hateful Eight), Nicholas Hammond (The Sound of Music), James Marsden (Westworld), Julia Butters (Transparent), James Remar (48 Hours), Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire), Kurt Russell (Furious 7), Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Al Pacino (Scarface).
Veteran actor Burt Reynolds (Smokey and the Bandit) was originally supposed to play the role of George Spahn. However last September, Reynolds passed away before he could film his part for the movie. His longtime friend and fellow veteran actor Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight) signed on to take over his role.
Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 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, portrayed by Robbie) and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story. The movie is said to be similar to a “Pulp Fiction-like tapestry” that covers a group of characters during that summer.