If you were expecting promo material for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Charles Manson movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, to tip its hat toward the actual material of, y’know, how brutal the Manson murders were, you’d be wrong. That’s not shocking since just about every piece of promo material so far has made this movie seem more like a jolly-good time in Southern California than anything else. Quentin has to splash his special brand of mind-bending whatever on his ninth film, which means the movie poster seems more apropos for Weekend At Bernie’s.
Birth Movies Death dropped the new movie poster for the film, which is getting released this July. Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio play a stunt man and actor, respectively, trying to make it in the industry at the time of the Manson killings. They also live in the house next to Sharon, played by Margot Robbie, so there’s the tie-in to this being a Manson movie and not just some middle-aged white male version of Burlesque, La-La Land (ok, fine, that was plentiful of white males), or any other movie that takes place in Los Angeles. There’s still a lot of uncertainty with what this film is going to be about, but I’m assuming Quentin will make everyone uncomfortable with a lot of F-words, blood, and more F-words. Oh, and we can’t forget about nudity and the obligatory Leo emotional monologue so he can put another notch in his “I’m an artist not a celebrity” shrine the whole Pussy Posse prays to.
I’m mainly just captivated by Leo demonstrating he knows how to execute Joey Tribiani’s “smell the fart” acting from Friends. Also, kudos to Brad Pitt for showing he can be thrifty to help a movie production come in on-budget. Sure, he may have used some of his per diem on Botox, but I’m glad to see he has no qualms about his wardrobe coming from the Goodwill donation bin!