There really couldn’t be a better all-star line-up than Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. Throw director and writer, Quentin Tarantino, into the mix and we are already thinking one word: OSCAR.
The film in question? Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - a tale woven in late 1960s Los Angeles where a washed-up Western star and his long-time stunt double struggle to maintain their fame in an ever-changing Hollywood landscape. Tarantino has been writing it for five years, no less! But it's not long until it hits UK screens on August 14th.
The famed director's new film premiered at the Cannes Film Festivalyesterday, and at long last, expectant fans have got a glimpse of the most anticipated film of the year.
While we don't see any plot teasers in the new trailer, which centres around the exploits of Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), a washed-up actor and his long-time stunt double against a backdrop of the grisly real-life Manson murders, we are fully transported to the height of the hippie Hollywood with a montage of Southern California in the late 1960s.
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In the trailer, Margot Robbie, who plays Sharon Tate, is seen going to the cinema to buy tickets to her own film. Leonardo proves himself to be a dab hand with a fire gun and, bibs at the ready because Brad Pitt is back and TOPLESS.
Last summer it was revealed that none other than Lena Dunham will join the stellar line-up, starring alongside Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell and Damian Lewis – who takes on the role of Steve McQueen.
The part will be Dunham’s first major feature film role, where she'll play a character named Gypsy.
Joining Dunham will be our favourite rising star, Sydney Sweeney. The break out star from season two of the Handmaid's Tale and fresh from another star turn in Sharp Objects, Sydney's role is yet to be confirmed but 2019 is set to be the young actress' year with roles confirmed in Zendaya's new HBO series, Euphoria and Big Time Adolescence.
Despite the film not being slated for release until 29th July 2019, Leonardo, who plays Rick Dalton, and Brad who plays Cliff Booth – both fictional characters - have commenced filming and we have been served our first glimpse of the stars in action.
Brad is seen doing for double denim what Britney and Justin did for the polarising trend in 2001, wearing a ‘true blue two piece’, suede boots and naturally, the corner stone of any late 1960s Hollywood star’s wardrobe: aviators.
Leo, on the other hand, was seen wearing the brown leather structured jacket of our actual dreams and a coy Cuban heel. Niche, but we are into it.
Margot unveiled her first glimpse of her new sassy and sixties look via Instagram. A pair of knee high white boots, a snazzy mini skirt and black long sleeved roll neck jumper transform her into the murdered actress and model, Sharon Tate. The comparisons are uncanny and we are now going to spend the rest of the day researching all the Sharon Tate looks we can copy.
Tarantino previously worked with Brad on Inglorious Basterds, which garnered an epic eight Academy Award nominations. Leonardo, on the other hand, starred in QT’s Django Unchained, which swept two Oscars wins from five nominations.
So, it’s safe to say Once Upon a Time in Hollywood already has its sights set on golden glory. We will keep you updated on the film as and when we receive more updates. However, we can reveal one plot spoiler: WE. CAN’T. WAIT.