It’s not officially announced yet, but THR is reporting that Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will indeed be having its world premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
In fact, they suggest the plan may be to debut the film on May 21st – 25 years to the day that “Pulp Fiction” played on the Croisette and went on to win the Palme d’Or in 1994. IndieWire adds to this with a quote from Cannes director Thierry Fremaux saying: “He’s editing [and] working hard to be ready by Cannes.” The filmmaker reportedly wants to be there, but it is not a definite yet and so no premiere date is already scheduled.
Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the story centers around former TV Western star Cliff Booth (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Rick Dalton (Brad Pitt) as they navigate a town and an industry they hardly recognize. Robbie plays the late Sharon Tate. Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning and the late Luke Perry also star.
Sony Pictures is releasing the film and the studio has reportedly denied that there is an offer from the festival or that any decision has been made. The film opens in cinemas on July 26th.
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