After Leonardo DiCaprio, another heavyweight name, Brad Pitt is to reunite with Quentin Tarantino on the Manson movie he has written and will direct. Tarantino has now also revealed the title of his long in the works project is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
“I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was 7 years old,” Tarantino said in a statement. “I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A., and a Hollywood that doesn’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
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DiCaprio is to play Rick Dalton, the former star of a western TV series, while Pitt will be his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth.
The plot outline reads:
The story focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick— also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.
Sources have also revealed that the script could be compared to Pulp Fiction, taking Tarantino back to his heyday with a story that “has heart and a strong commercial appeal,”
The film, which is said to cost in the region of $100 Million, will be released worldwide on August 9, 2019. Opening on the 50th anniversary of the day that the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after Tate was killed.