Vanity Fair has given us the first look at Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Manson-era L.A ,epic “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”, including this pic of Leonardo DiCaprio trying to shake his ass in character on a 60s’ variety show. Can this be the poster? He obviously got this part due to QT seeing his sexymoves at Coachella that one time.
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (which debuts in theaters on July 26 and not the fucking 50th anniversary of the murders in August as originally proposed by some shithead marketing genius) focuses on the trials and tribulations of Leo and Brad Pitt as a washed-up TV western star and his stunt double against the backdrop of the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. Tons of names are in this reportedly sprawling epic including Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Damien Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Rumer Willis, Luke Perry, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Lena Dunham, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, James Marsden, James Remar, and Brenda Vaccaro!
Leo and Brad’s characters are trying to transition from TV to movies in the movie, with Pacino playing their agent and Robbie playing their neighbor, the beautiful and doomed Sharon Tate. Everyone else is playing Hollywood types or members of the Manson Family.
True story – I have an unhealthy fascination with the Manson Family which is depressing and should tell you something about the weekend guy. Read Helter Skelter, The Family, the Jeff Guinn biography, etc. numerous times. I really gotta move on to Donna Tarrt or somebody. It’s going to be super annoying when QT starts getting shit wrong or lapsing into historical fiction which he probably already did because I don’t recall from any of the books where Sharon had two guys like these as neighbors.
Pic: Andrew Cooper/Sony