Both the stars will perform together for the first time in the upcoming movie of Quentin Tarantino, which is titled ‘’Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’’.
The ninth and probably the penultimate film of Quentin Tarantino is gathering pace, with news today confirming not only the title and release date of the movie, but also the names of its star-studded cast: Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Sony Pictures, the studio which is producing the movie, describes ‘’Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’’ as a story that would be taking place in 1969 in Los Angeles, at a time when the hippy culture was at its epitome in the Hollywood.
While Leonardo DiCaprio would be playing the role of Rick Dalton – a former Western TV Series’ star, Brad Pitt would be acting in the movie as Cliff Booth, the longtime stunt double of Dalton.
In the movie, both would be showcased as strugglers in a Hollywood which they can’t recognize. But, as good-luck might have it, Rick finds out that his neighbor is none other than Sharon Tate.
Tate was an actress and model married to the now-disgraced director Roman Polanski and was murdered at her home by the Mansion Family members. It was previously reported that Charles Mansion would be a major focus in the movie.
This movie will mark the first time DiCaprio and Pitt have appeared together in a feature film, as they have appeared together in a Macau Casino advert, ‘The Audition’, which was directed by Martin Scorsese.
“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 seven years old,” said Tarantino in a statement. “I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
The subject matter of the movie is such that it is bound to attract controversy for Tarantino, a man who is not alien to getting himself roasted in the press. Recently, the director had to apologize in front of the process after Kill Bill Star Uma Thurman criticized his on-set behavior.
Back in October, Tarantino said he was ashamed that despite being aware of some of Harvey Weinstein’s abhorrent acts, he didn’t take a stand against him.
In recent weeks, Tarantino was forced to apologize to Samantha Geimer, the Polanski rape victim, after an interview tape in which he told Howard Stern that Samantha ‘wanted it’ appeared on social media.