It appears as if Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is ready to start filming. Not much has been said about the film, but it will revolve around the Manson Family murders and in particular, the murder of Sharon Tate. Here is what Tarantino said about the film in an interview.
“A story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate.”
It’s a very interesting premise and one that can go in a multitude of directions. The cast is actually a cheat code. One movie should not have this many stars in it.
DiCaprio, Pitt, and Robbie were enough to get me interested, but Pacino, Lewis, and Fred Andrews himself, Luke Perry, took me from 6 to midnight. Speaking of interesting relationships, I have a weird relationship with Tarantino. My favorite Tarantino film is Reservoir Dogs. Yes, I don’t have Pulp Fiction as my favorite Tarantino film. Don’t burn me at the stake. Inglorious Bastards was great. However, I wasn’t crazy about Django Unchained and I never even saw The Hateful Eight. That being said, Tarantino is a creative genius so if you give him an all-star cast, I have faith that he’ll deliver.
See you next August for the premiere!