This morning, Leonardo DiCaprio took to Instagram to share a photo of himself with Brad Pitt, dressed in a 60s-inspired look. While it might not seem like anything exciting, it’s our first peek at anything regarding Tarantino’s Charles Manson-inspired movie.
Check out the post below:
We recently found out that Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond will also be taking part in the new movie.
Also joining the newly announced cast is Margot Robbie, who will play late actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson Family in 1969.
In addition to Robbie’s casting, news broke that Burt Reynolds, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen would be added to the ensemble. They will be joining the already announced Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
As previously reported, Pitt and DiCaprio are taking on the two lead roles. DiCaprio is set to play Rick Dalton, a former star of a western TV series, while 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.”
While we don’t have further details on just how DiCaprio and Pitt will be integrated with Sharon Tate, we do know that it is likely the murder of Tate and her friends will serve as a backdrop to the main story of the film, as reported by Variety.
What’s more, we know that this film is the closest thing to Pulp Fiction that Tarantino has ever done.
Tarantino, who has been working on this film for a while now, said: “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. 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 and Pitt as Rick and Cliff.”
The film is scheduled to be released Aug. 9, 2019, which also marks the 50th anniversary of the murders of Tate and her friends by Manson’s followers.