Brad Pitt joins Leonardo Di Caprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's film on Manson murders

FP Staff

Mar,01 2018 13:48:43 IST

In what could be one the most exciting casting coups in Hollywood’s recent history, Brad Pitt has now joined Leonardo Di Caprio in the lead cast of Quentin Tarantino’s ambitious project on Manson family murders, as reported by Variety.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. YouTube

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. YouTube

While Brad Pitt had worked with Tarantino in Inglorius Basterds that got eight Academy Awards nominations, Di Caprio had starred in Tarantino’s Django Unchained with five Oscar nominations to its name. Now, Tarantino has bought together the two biggest superstars and powerhouse actors together in the upcoming Manson movie titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Di Caprio is playing Rick Dalton, a former TV star, and Pitt will be playing his long time stunt double, Cliff Booth. The movie is based on the gruesome murders in 1969, of actress Sharon Tate and her three friends by the members of the cult group Manson Family. In Tarantino’s script based around these events, Dalton and Booth are Sharon Tate’s next-door neighbours.

“Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate. 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 LA, and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff,” said Tarantino, as reported by Variety.

The film is slated to release on 19 August, 2019, on the 50th anniversary of the Sharon Tate/Manson Family murders, as a symbolic gesture by the makers of the movie.

 

Updated Date: Mar 01, 2018 13:48 PM