Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
Exciting news! Leo officially has a new movie project coming up, and he will reteam with Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained).
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Leonardo DiCaprio has said yes to starring in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, which will reteam the actor and director from 2012’s Django Unchained. The new film, Tarantino’s ninth as director, was scooped up by Sony and already has an August 9, 2019 release date. The deal is expected to close soon, and this will become DiCaprio’s first film since he won the Oscar for The Revenant.
DiCaprio’s will play an aging actor in the story that is being kept under wraps but is a Pulp Fiction-esque movie set in the 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders.
Tarantino has already asked Margot Robbie to play the role of Sharon Tate, and as Deadline has reported Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt have been circling the project with DiCaprio for what is known to be two meaty male roles.
The release date coincides with the 50th anniversary of Tate’s murder at the hands of the Manson family.
The film is being produced by Harry Potter’s David Heyman, Tarantino and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes exec producer and line producer. Production begins this year, and is set with an $18 million California production tax credit.
DiCaprio is repped by LBI Entertainment and Hanson Jacobson.
I’ve added some photos of Leo presenting at the 89th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre (February 26).
I apologize for the delay, I have now added Leo’s October-November appearances from 2016.
October 03: White House Hosts Innovators at First “South By South Lawn”
October 04: “Before The Flood” Special Screening
October 15: “Before The Flood” – 60th BFI London Film Festival
October 17: “Before The Flood” Paris Premiere
October 20: “Before The Flood” New York Premiere
October 24: “Before The Flood” Screening
November 06: 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards