Creator of some of the most legendary films to date, including Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Django, Quentin Tarantino is set to bring out his ninth film next year – and considering the line up, it will be damn good. Taking us back to the American ’60s, Leonardo DiCaprio posted an Instagram photo with co-star Brad Pitt, teasing a first look of what is to expect.
Set in LA during the turn of the decade, DiCaprio will play “Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, while Pitt will be his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth.”
“Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour…Sharon Tate,” Tarantino said in a statement. “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 seven years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A., and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
And they’re not the only stars set to make up the cast. Think A-listers including Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Emile Hirsch, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, and Tim Roth.
According to synopsis rumours, the story line will revolve around a gruesome turn of events:
Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.
Despite the backlash that has surrounded Harvey Weinstein and the sexual allegations against him, forcing Tarantino to remove him from the film as well as Tarantino coming under fire for his behavior toward Uma Thurman on the set of Kill Bill, the film is set to hit cinemas August 9, 2019.