DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series.
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are joining forces in Quentin Tarantino's latest feature, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'
Tarantino, who is writing and directing, describes the project as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood."
DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, while Pitt will be his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth.
“Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour…Sharon Tate,” Tarantino added.
“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,” Tarantino said in a statement. “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 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the day that the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after Tate was killed.