Quentin Tarantino is known for his edgy, blood-soaked, profanity-riddled action comedies, but it looks like the prolific director has gone for something a little lighter for his ninth film judging by the trailer for the upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. At the very least, there wasn’t excessive bloodshed in the 90 seconds we’ve seen so far.
What we did see was some good banter between leads Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, intermittent dancing from Margot Robbie and a quality Leo cry the likes of which we haven’t seen since… well, since the last time Leo was in a movie.
Between the impeccable cast, the undeniable chemistry and the trailer’s fast pace, this little taste of the movie has definitely done its job of drumming up excitement for the film, which all signs point to will be getting its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
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Greatest actor on the planet and one of the greatest script writers and directors #InstantClassic
— Jeremy Phelps (@IndyBred317) March 20, 2019
IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOREVER OH MY GOD
— nat (@elioperls) March 20, 2019
Two of my favs Leo and Tarantino. Wow! This is definitely going to be LIT!
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While the trailer has been well-received thus far, it hasn’t really revealed too much in the way of plot. We know from the synopsis that one of the interweaving storylines covers the tale of actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) as they try to navigate Hollywood in 1969. What we don’t know is how their stories came up against the eventual appearance of cult leader Charles Mason (played by Damon Herriman) and Robbie’s Sharon Tate (the actress who was killed along with a group of friends by the Manson family) as well as the myriad of other actors billed on OUATIH’s IMDB page.
In addition to the aforementioned A-listers, other big names lending their talents to the film include Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Lena Dunham and Luke Perry, in his last film role before his death at the beginning of March.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set to hit theatres July 26, 2019.