Leonardo DiCaprio on Wednesday shared the first look of director Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, an upcoming mystery crime film centered around the Manson Family murders which rocked California in the late 1960s.
Oscar-winning DiCaprio will be sharing screen space with ensemble star cast which includes the likes of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, who plays the slain actor Sharon Tate, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Burt Reynolds and Al Pacino.
Sharing the picture on social media, Di Caprio wrote, “First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood.”
The film unites both DiCaprio and Pitt with Tarantino, who has directed them in Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds respectively.
In Once Upon a Time… the duo play a has-been TV actor and his stunt double. As they navigate a new era in Hollywood, little do they know that their neighbour is none other than Sharon Tate, the future victim of a murderous rampage by members of Charles Manson’s cult.
Tarantino has likened the film to arguably his most popular one, Pulp Fiction.
Tarantino has been shooting around the Los Angeles area, where several fans have spotted the streets dressed to appear from the ‘60s.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the director’s ninth feature film – he counts Kill Bill as one – which means that it could possibly be his penultimate movie. Tarantino has long promised that he will retire after making ten feature films.
It is also his first film in years to not be distributed by The Weinstein Company, which filed for bankruptcy following the multiple charges of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein.
The film is scheduled to release on August 9, 2019.