This summer we’ll get to see a Quentin Tarantino creation starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie on the big screen. I shouldn’t need to say anymore to have your full attention. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits theaters July 26th.
The writing and directing track record Tarantino is filled with classics such as Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2, should have people very fired up about this upcoming film.
Tarantino has worked with the two headliners of the cast in previous films, Pitt in Inglorious Bastards, and Dicaprio in the aforementioned Django. However, this will be the first time that two of Hollywood’s biggest stars will be alongside one another in a film. What better way for a debut collaboration than with Tarantino running the show?
It’s also very exciting to see DiCaprio back on the screen after a bit of a hiatus over the last few years. We haven’t seen him in a major role since The Revenant back in 2015.
The premise of this film surrounds a fading television actor Rick Dalton (Dicaprio), and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) as both men attempt to build strong careers in the film industry during the back-end of Hollywood’s golden age in 1969.
The time frame is important here. With the Vietnam War, Apollo 11 touching down on the moon, and the Charles Manson murders, (by the way, Manson appears in the trailer), all taking place during this busy year. It’ll be interesting to see how the film integrates these crucial historical events into the movie.
The film’s star power doesn’t stop at DiCaprio and Pitt. Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, and Damian Lewis are on board as well. And, the late Luke Perry, who died back on March 4th, will grace the big screen for the final time. The film also features Tarantino regulars who have played roles in his previous films, such as Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Kurt Russell.
With top-notch writing and directing, a loaded cast, and an exhilarating trailer to get the juices flowing, there’s no reason this film shouldn’t have your money already, four months away from its release.