Highly acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino’s next film titled Once upon a time in Hollywood will be themed in the ’60s about an actor and a stunt double struggling to make it into Hollywood.
Brad Pitt will co star along with Di Caprio
Pitt last appeared in the 2017 war film War Machine, loosely based on the book, The Operators by Michael Hastings, Pitt will be playing the role of Cliff Boothi, the stunt double of Leonardo Dio’s Rick Dalton. Both the actors previously worked together in Martin Scorsese’s 2015 short film, The Audtion. This is the first feature length film they wiill be working on together.
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It took five years to develop the script
According to a statement by Tarantino, it took five years to come up with the script and the reason for making the film based on Hollywood was because he grew up spending most of his life in L.A during what he described as the “height of hippy Hollywood” during the late ’60s.
This will Tarantino’s first film after the Kill Bill controversy.
Having gone through a series of backlash by Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman for the way he treated her, for the unsafe car which which Thurman eventually crashed on set and for his friendship with Harvey Weinstein, Tarantino spent the last week apologizing to the actress and for his friendship with Weinstein. He’ll be looking forward to move on from the criticism and to focus on directting. His last film was The Hateful Eight in 2015.
Both the co-stars’ works with Tarantino were nominated for Oscars.
Starring in the 2012 western Django Unchained, Di Caprio played the role of Calvin Candie, a shrude plantation owner and never cared about humanity. Tarantino won an Oscar for the ‘Best Original Screenplay’. Whereas, Brad Pitt starred in the 2009 war film Inglorious Basterds, playing the role of Aldo Raine, the leader of an army who intend to battle the Nazis. The film was nominated for eight Oscars.