The official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood reveals Leonardo DiCaprio as a TV star who believes he’s become a has-been. The trailer also shows Margot Robbie as actress Sharon Tate purchasing a ticket to The Wrecking Crew, one of the few films she was able to appear in before her life was taken by Charles Manson’s followers.
The official trailer also pays a visit to Spahn Ranch, a frequent hang-out of the Manson Family, and finds Brad Pitt’s character meeting Charlie Manson (played by Damon Herriman) while being lured into the Family’s lifestyle. In addition, the two and a half minute trailer features Al Pacino as Marvin Schwarzs and a very convincing Mike Moh as Bruce Lee.
The cast includes Dakota Fanning is Squeaky Fromme, Damian Lewis is Steve McQueen, Emile Hirsch plays Jay Sebring. Scoot McNairy is Business Bob Gilbert, Bruce Dern is George Spahn, Clifton Collins Jr is Ernesto The Mexican Vaquero, Costa Ronin plays Voytek Frykowski, and Nicholas Hammond is Sam Wanamaker. Timothy Olyphant, Tim Roth, Keith Jefferson, and Michael Madsen are also featured in the huge ensemble.
In a recent interview with Esquire, Leonardo DiCaprio explained what drew him to the film. “Well, first off, the chance to work with Mr. Tarantino. And certainly this time period was fascinating. It was this homage to Hollywood. I don’t think there’s been a Hollywood film like this—and by that I mean a film set in Hollywood and about Hollywood—which gets its nails dirty, getting into the everyday life of an actor and his stunt double. 1969 is a seminal time in cinema history as well as in the world,” said DiCaprio.
“Rick and Cliff, they’re part of the old guard in Hollywood, but they’re also trying to navigate this new world of the hippie revolution and free love. I loved the idea of taking on this struggling actor who is trying to find his footing in this new world. And his pal who he’s been with through all these wars in Hollywood. Quentin so brilliantly combines what’s going on in the changing of America but also through these characters’ eyes how Hollywood was changing. It was captivating when I first read it. The characters had the imprint of Quentin’s immense knowledge of cinema history. You are in awe of the detail, and you know it’s fucking authentic.”
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens in theaters on July 26, 2019.
“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.”