Leo Di Caprio Posts The First Images From 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'

If you're the sort of person that gets themselves into a tizz about every new Quentin Tarantino film, then this is for you.

Similarly, if you're a huge Leo Di Caprio fan, or a huge Brad Pitt fan, or frankly a fan of the cinema in general, then you need to see this photo.

Tarantino, Di Caprio and Pitt are about to combine for the first time in the period piece Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and the first images from the shoot have come out, with the two leads looking suitably suave.

Credit: Leonardo Di Caprio / Instagram
Credit: Leonardo Di Caprio / Instagram

Leo Di Caprio posted an image of himself and Brad Pitt in character on his Instagram account, garnering almost a million likes in the process, with the simple caption 'first look'.

The film is set in 1970s California and tells the story of...well, let's let Quentin himself take it away.

As he told Deadline back in February: It's a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood.

"The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).

"Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor...Sharon Tate."

Sharon Tate, for those not au fait with 1970s Hollywood, was the wife of director Roman Polanski and a victim of Charles Manson.

Alongside Di Caprio and Pitt, several other frequent Tarantino collaborators are set to have a part in the film. The likes of Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen and Zoe Bell will make appearances, as well as Hollywood superstars Al Pacino and Margot Robbie.

"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 seven years old," said Tarantino.

"I'm very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don't exist anymore. And I couldn't be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff."

Di Caprio himself added: "I think [Tarantino] transports us into a different era. I'm a huge fan of Singing in the Rain, movies about Hollywood and the backstory and how it all works.

"Having read the script already, it's one of the most amazing screenplays he's ever written and that's saying a lot, because he's done masterwork in film."

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