Prior to his death, he completed his role as Scott Lancer, who is in one of the shows Leonardo DiCaprio’s character stars in. His character pays homage to the CBS Western series Lancer which was on-air in the late 60s.
In honor of the film premiering this weekend, Perry’s son, Jack Perry, posted a loving tribute to his dad and climbed on top of one of the billboard’s featuring his character.
“Big premiere tonight. He deserved this, and I’m very proud of it. A stud in life, and forever after. The best of the best. Love you forever,” he wrote. He also shared an emotional video of him getting to the top of the billboard along with a few photos. You can check out his full post below.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be Tarantino’s ninth film and uses the Manson Family murders as a backdrop.
In anticipation for the film’s summer release, producers David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh previously discussed some details about it. Their interview with Entertainment Weekly revealed more about Perry’s role in the movie starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, with a few appearances from Margot Robbie.
“(Luke Perry) brings a very vivid character who is charismatic, and he brings heart to whatever he does. I think that it will be a pleasure for those fans of Luke to see,” Heyman said.
McIntosh continued, saying that working with Tarantino was a “bucket list for Luke.”
“Luke went in and won that part and deserved that part and owned that part, so it’s really special that was a bucket list that he was able to work with Quentin,” McIntosh said. “His performance is amazing and he will be remembered as we release this movie, and his family will celebrate his performance with us.”
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes place in 1969 in Los Angeles and stars Pitt and DiCaprio in the lead roles. As previously reported, DiCaprio is set to play Rick Dalton, a “former star of a western TV series.” Pitt will play Cliff Booth, who is Dalton’s “longtime stunt double.” The two characters are “struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor… Sharon Tate.”
Robbie will star as Sharon Tate, an actress who was killed along with several others who were apart of Manson’s cult. It was recently announced that actor Damon Herriman will play Manson in the film.
The films cast also includes Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Lena Dunham, Dakota Fanning and many more.
Charles Manson, who died back in November, was the leader of the Manson Family, a murderous cult. The cult was connected with the murders of actress Tate, who was pregnant at the time. Also, they allegedly murdered several others in Los Angeles during July and August of 1969.
The film will be released Friday. It was initially set to appear in theaters on August 9, the 50th anniversary of the murder of Tate and her friends. However, it was moved to avoid possible controversy.
Check out the trailer below.