Leonardo DiCaprio has shared the first picture of himself alongside Brad Pitt dressed in character for the hotly anticipated Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
DiCaprio is playing struggling actor Rick Dalton, a failed film star best known for a role on a Western TV series who also happens to live next door to a certain Sharon Tate.
Pitt is starring alongside him as Cliff Booth, Dalton’s long-suffering stunt double in a film set in Los Angeles in 1969 around the time of the infamous Charles Manson murders.
Tate, who was pregnant with director Roman Polanski’s baby at the time, was one of several people murdered by cult leader Charles Manson’s followers, also known as the Manson Family, that year.
Margot Robbie has been cast as Tate, with other notable additions to the cast including Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch and long-time Tarantino collaborator Tim Roth.
The film will see DiCaprio reunite with his Wolf of Wall Street co-star Margot Robbie, while he’s also starring alongside Pitt for the first time (the two appeared in a short film directed by Martin Scorsese in 2015 but that doesn’t really count).
DiCaprio can be seen wearing a brown leather jacket and yellow roll neck jumper in the image shared online, with Pitt decked out in a denim jacket and jeans combo (aka a Canadian tuxedo).
DiCaprio wrote alongside the image on Instagram: “First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood.”
Tarantino’s 10th feature film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be released on August 9 2019 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the murders.
Some five years in the making, Tarantino has already compared the film to Pulp Fiction and is excited about what could be in store for fans of his work.
“I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A. and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore,” he said back in February. “And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt as Rick and Cliff.”
Honestly, this movie cannot come quick enough.
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