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Quentin Tarantino’s New Film Will Star Leonardo DiCaprio And Brad Pitt

Quentin Tarantino’s New Film Will Star Leonardo DiCaprio And Brad Pitt

The director has never shied away from controversy, and he certainly isn’t playing it safe here

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

News about Quentin Tarantino's next movie is starting to emerge and it looks like we now have not only a name, but the main cast members too.

We already know that Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - which will be Tarantino's ninth (and possibly his second last) film - but now we also know that Brad Pitt will star alongside Leo.

They've both worked with Tarantino before - Leo starred in Django Unchained and Pitt was in Inglourious Basterds - but this will be the first time the two have ever worked together.

Quentin Tarantino.

Well, not exactly. They both starred in a bizarre Martin Scorsese short film called The Audition which was made to advertise a casino in Macau, China. But this will be the first feature-length film that they have both appeared in together.

This latest film will tell the story of two men who lived next door to Sharon Tate - a young, beautiful actress and model who was murdered by the Manson family along with four others.

The Manson Family were a group of people who committed murders under the instruction of Charles Manson. Alongside the pregnant Tate and four of her friends they also killed several other people before Charles Manson was brought to justice.

In a press release about the upcoming film, Tarantino described the film as "a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood."

He explained: "The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (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, the inspiration for Tarantino's next film.

He continued: "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,

"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."

The film will most likely be pretty gruesome and is sure to create some controversy - although anyone who has even seen a Tarantino flick knows that he isn't too concerned by that.

He has said in the past that he plans to retire after 10 films, which would mean that after this effort he has only one more in him.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be released on 9 August 2018 - exactly 50 years since Sharon Tate's murder.

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Topics: TV and Film, US News, Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt