Tarantino adds new cast members to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Quentin Tarantino’s cast list keeps growing for his latest film about the Manson murders of Sharon Tate and her friends.

“The most exciting star dynamic since Paul Newman and Robert Redford.” – Quentin Tarantino on casting Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio

All Star Cast

Much like the all-star casts in Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America, Quentin Tarantino’s film about the Manson murders has added new players to the roster. Deadline reports several actors have signed on for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  

Joining the already impressive slate of performers such as Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Burt Reynolds is Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning and Luke Perry. Much like Pulp Fiction, the storyline of OUATIH will intertwine various characters lives at the time of the Manson murders of Sharon Tate and her friends.

Who Plays Who

Damien Lewis will be playing the icon of cool, Steve McQueen. Dakota Fanning is Squeaky Fromme the wannabe assassin of President Gerald Ford. Emile Hirsch takes on the role of Jay Sebring, Sharon Tate’s best friend and hairdresser. While Luke Perry of Beverly Hills 90210 fame becomes Scotty Lancer.

This is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated movies of next year. QT is definitely taking an old school directing approach because IMDb is stating that he will be shooting on 65 mm film. Making the choice not to go digital will also give OUATIH a retro look as well as a broader sweeping epic feel.

The release date is set for August 9, 2019 which will mark the 50th anniversary of the murders.

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