Sony Pictures has released the book trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming novelization of his award-winning 2019 movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, June 29. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel will first be published as a Harper Perennial mass market paperback, alongside an e-book and digital audio edition. A deluxe hardcover edition is expected to be released later this year. You can now pre-order the paperback edition of Tarantino’s first novel by clicking here.
The video is a character rundown of the main cast including Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton, Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth, Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate, and Damon Herriman’s Charlie Manson. It also features lots of never-before-seen footage of Herriman’s Charlie and a moment between Julia Butters’ Trudi Fraser and Rick.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel is expected to chart the lives of Tarantino’s two protagonists – TV actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth – both forward and backward in time. It will also feature a more extended look at Rick and Cliff’s time in making Spaghetti Westerns in Italy. The novel will also introduce some characters that weren’t seen in the film including the late Burt Reynolds, Pete Duel, Jim Brown, and Fred Williamson.
Check out the novel trailer below:
The novel’s official synopsis reads:
“RICK DALTON – Once he had his own TV series, but now Rick’s a washed-up villain-of-the week drowning his sorrows in whiskey sours. Will a phone call from Rome save his fate or seal it?
CLIFF BOOTH – Rick’s stunt double, and the most infamous man on any movie set because he’s the only one there who might have gotten away with murder. . . .
SHARON TATE – She left Texas to chase a movie-star dream, and found it. Sharon’s salad days are now spent on Cielo Drive, high in the Hollywood Hills.
CHARLES MANSON – The ex-con’s got a bunch of zonked-out hippies thinking he’s their spiritual leader, but he’d trade it all to be a rock ‘n’ roll star.
HOLLYWOOD 1969 – YOU SHOULDA BEEN THERE”
The 2019 film earned a worldwide gross of more than $370 million. On top of positive reviews from critics and audiences, the movie also won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy as well as 10 Oscar nominations with Brad Pitt winning Best Supporting Actor. You can order your copy of the movie here!
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Novel Trailer Reveals New Footage