Polish actor Rafal Zawierucha has been cast as filmmaker Roman Polanski in Quentin Tarantino’s 1969 Los Angeles-set film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” at Sony Pictures.
The story focuses on Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a washed-up western TV series actor looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick Cliff Booth (Pitt), also his stunt double, is looking for the same thing.
The pair’s neighbor is Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) who was murdered by Charles Manson’s cult of followers that summer, the event being an element within the film’s story. Polanski was married to Tate, who was pregnant with his child, at the time.
Danny Strong and Sydney Sweeney have also joined the cast of the film, but their character specifics are under wraps. The trio joins the likes of Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen, Damien Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Clifton Collins and James Marsden amongst many others in the cast.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is currently filming in California ahead of an August 9th 2019 release.