It has not finished to rediscover History through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino. After having scalped nazis during the Second world War in Inglourious Basterds , and freed black slaves in the Southern United States before the american Civil war in Django Unchained , the director is a fan of western attack, this time to a different era. Revealed by Vanity Fair , a few images of the film leave finally catch a glimpse of the universe created by the filmmaker for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , his presumed second-to-last feature film.
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This is the second collaboration of DiCaprio and Tarantino for “Django Unchained”. Andrew Cooper/©2019, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Located in Los Angeles at the end of the 60s, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood should tell the story of the struggles of Rick Dalton, a former star of western played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and the lining on the Cliff Booth, embodied by Brad Pitt, forced to evolve in the midst of a Hollywood that they no longer recognize. Because a Tarantino film wouldn’t be a Tarantino film without a lot of hemoglobin to the screen, the neighbor of Rick will be none other than Sharon Tate, interpreted this time by Margot Robbie, actress, murdered in 1969 by followers of Charles Manson (Damon Herriman) and wife of Roman Polanski (Rafal Zawierucha).
To support this ambitious project with the budget of a hundred million dollars, Al Pacino, who will play the agent of DiCaprio, as well as Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen. It should be noted also the participation of Damian Lewis, who became famous for his role in the series Homeland , which will interpret the actor Steve McQueen, Lena Dunham in the role of Catherine “Gypsy” Share and Austin Butler in one of Charles “Tex” Watson. The daughter of Uma Thurman, the performer iconic of the trilogy Kill Bill of Tarantino, will appear on the screen under the name of “Flower Child”, a fictional character created by the filmmaker. Samuel L. Jackson, the other major player productions to Tarantino, is also part of the cast.
Margot Robbie will interpret Sharon Tate, one of the victims of the followers of serial killer Charles Manson. Sony Pictures Entertainment
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If the film should revolve around the murders committed by the sect of Charles Manson, the scenario will not focus on it primarily. However, its release in August 2019 comes to coincide just with the 50 years of the murder of Sharon Tate and her four friends. For what is the structure of this new production, Tarantino has already promised that it would be similar to most of Pulp Fiction that all its previous. This film was released in 1994 had earned him the Palme d’or at the Cannes film Festival and the Oscar for best original screenplay. The choice of the duo DiCaprio-Pitt is not trivial, the director said in the aftermath, it would be the duo “with the dynamic of the more thrilling since Paul Newman and Robert Redford”.
With a theatrical release in France scheduled for the 14th of August next, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be the ninth film of Quentin Tarantino, who reportedly spent at least five years on the development of his scenario. It will also be his first collaboration with Sony. In April 2018, its president Tom Rothman declared that it was “the best scenario that he [himself] was given to read”. Remains to be seen whether the film will be presented at the next Cannes film Festival, which this year takes place from 14 to 25 may 2019.