Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is all set to make its theatrical release on July 26 in the United States and on August 14, 2019, in the United Kingdom. The movie revolves around the 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), as well as his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), make their way around an industry they barely recognize anymore.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie in lead roles along with Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Al Pacino.
The ninth film from the writer-director Quentin Tarantino is featuring a large collaborative cast and various different storylines in order to pay the tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
The movie marks the international co-production between the United States and the United Kingdom and is produced by Columbia Pictures, Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, Visiona Romantica and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The end of the movie is a revisioning s well as rewriting of the events around the Manson family murders.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cast
- Leonardo DiCaprio is playing the role of Rick Dalton
- Brad Pitt is playing the role of Cliff Booth
- Margot Robbie is playing the role of Sharon Tate
- Emile Hirsch is playing the role of Jay Sebring
- Margaret Qualley is playing the role of Pussycat
- Timothy Olyphant is playing the role of James Stacy
- Austin Butler is playing the role of Charles “Tex” Watson
- Dakota Fanning is playing the role of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme
- Bruce Dern is playing the role of George Spahn
- Al Pacino is playing the role of Marvin Schwarzs
The Principal photography of the movie started on June 18, 2018, in Los Angeles, California, and was later concluded on November 1, 2018. Bruce Dern was cast as George Spahn in Reynolds place as Reynolds died on September 2018 before filming any of his scenes. Also, it is the last film to feature Luke Perry, who died on March 2019.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was initially scheduled for release on August 9 in order to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Tate–LaBianca murders. But then it was changed to July 26. The film also had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019.
Coming to its box office, almost three weeks before its theatrical release, the industry started projecting the film may possibly gross around $30 million in its opening weekend, with some having it as high as $50 million or as low as $25 million.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film got an approval rating of 92% which is based on a total of 65 reviews, with an average rating of 8.19/10. The critical consensus of the site also reads, “Thrillingly unrestrained yet solidly crafted, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tempers Tarantino’s provocative impulses with the clarity of a mature filmmaker’s vision.”
Overall, critics had a positive view of the film, who called the film “Tarantino’s love letter to ’60s L.A.'” as well as praised its casting choices and setting. However, the movie is praised by many but some were “divided on its ending.”