Brad Pitt is set to join Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film which has been setup at Sony Pictures and which now has a name – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
The story takes place in Los Angeles in 1969. DiCaprio will play a former western TV series star named Rick Dalton, with Pitt as his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth.
Both men are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor in the form of Sharon Tate who would soon become one of the victims of Charles Manson’s ‘family’.
In a statement, Tarantino says: “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 7 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.”
The film will be released worldwide on August 9th 2019, the 50th anniversary of the day that the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after Tate was killed.