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Huge names that could star in Quentin Tarantino's final film as Brad Pitt is confirmed

Huge names that could star in Quentin Tarantino's final film as Brad Pitt is confirmed

It's his final hurrah, so we're sure he'll want to go out guns blazing

Quentin Tarantino has made some absolute bangers, with all eyes now on his last hurrah.

From the very beginning with Reservoir Dogs to the more recent flick Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he's produced some iconic moments in modern cinema, packed full of some of the finest actors the silver screen has to offer.

Now, one film remains: The Movie Critic.

Still very much in the early phases, it will be Tarantino's final film as he retires from the industry.

The aim is to go out on a high and look back on a tightly-curated set of films, he said last year.

Brad Pitt, one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, will team up with Tarantino for a third time for The Movie Critic, as exclusively revealed by Deadline.

Pitt has already worked as the leading man in two Tarantino films; Inglourious Basterds (2009) and the aforementioned Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019). The latter saw him win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Brad Pitt.
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Little is known about the future flick. What we do know is that it'll revolve around the story of an irreverent critic in 1970s California who reviews mainstream movies for a pornographic magazine called The Popstar Pages.

Speaking back in May 2023, Tarantino said the film 'is based on a guy who really lived but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag'.

The project was delayed towards the end of last year due to the now-resolved SAG-AFTRA strike, meaning we wont be seeing it as early as Tarantino once planned.

As well as Pitt, actor Paul Walter Hauser (Cruella, BlacKkKlansman) was rumoured to be cast in the film but it has yet to be confirmed.

Given Tarantino's back catalogue, and the actors who have starred in them, we've taken a guess at a few faces that could show up in The Movie Critic as Tarantino heads off into the sunset.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L Jackson had an iconic role in Pulp Fiction.
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A match made in heaven, Samuel L. Jackson has starred in six of Tarantino's 10 films.

His most iconic roles come in Pulp Fiction (1994) and Jackie Brown (1997). We all remember the Ezekiel 25:17 scene.

But Jackson's roles in Tarantino's films aren't limited to being a leading man.

Just look at Django Unchained and Kill Bill: Vol. 2. He's clearly more than happy to play a role that isn't the focus of the film.

And then there's Inglourious Basterds, where he plays the narrator.

For us, there's just no way he doesn't feature in some capacity. It'd bring their professional relationship full circle.

Uma Therman

Uma Therman with Tarantino and Pitt.
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Uma Therman was the leading lady in three of Tarantino's blockbusters - Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2.

Close friends with the director, she has been regarded as his professional muse throughout their careers.

In terms of Tarantino's collection, Therman is the only real leading lady in any of his work.

Both roles she played have gone down as icons of modern cinema. You wouldn't cross The Bride, now.

But her acting prowess proved to be the exception going back 30 years. Combined with her personal relationship with the show-runner, and that's got to count for more than something now we're in 2024.

Christoph Waltz

Waltz on the red carpet.
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Not many make their Hollywood breakthrough at the age of 52 but Christoph Waltz isn't your ordinary actor.

In the 15 years since his breakthrough role in Inglourious Basterds, the Austrian-German has two Oscars to his name as well as two Golden Globes.

He's become Western cinema's archetype villain since 2009's Basterds with him also starring as Blofeld in two James Bond films - Spectre and No Time to Die.

Speaking of Waltz's 2009 performance, Tarantino said that he might not have even made the film if he hadn't found someone as talented as the now 67-year-old.

And the feeling was mutual, with Waltz crediting Tarantino with helping him rediscover his artistic passion for performance.

One final, metaphorical hug is surely on the cards. Despite him now being an A-lister, I wouldn't be shocked to see Waltz in a role of any size, given the history between the two.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie at the European premier of Barbie.
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Margot Robbie's rise has been astronomical since making a name for herself in The Wolf of Wall Street.

The Australian teamed up with Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood where she played model and actress Sharon Tate.

Since then, she has been the leading lady as Harley Quinn in super hero film Birds of Prey and more recently took on the like of Barbie in the film of the same name.

Barbie grossed more than $1 billion, meaning her stock is as high as it has ever been.

If Tarantino wants to guarantee seats on chairs across cinemas, Robbie is a no-brainer.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo plays the hardcore plantation owner Calvin Candie.
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DiCaprio famously almost played Waltz's role in Inglourious Basterds.

But it wasn't until three years later that he teamed up with Tarantino for Django Unchained where he took on a very different role as a murderous slave owner.

His second role with Tarantino came in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Robbie and Pitt, where he played a very vulnerable role trying to make his way as a stuntman in a fast-changing Hollywood.

People turn up for a DiCaprio film but given how recent the relationship is between him and Tarantino, I wouldn't be shocked if this one doesn't happen.

On the flip side, his work with Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street is memorable for many reasons, and may be something Tarantino would want to explore once more.

Tim Roth

Tim Roth.
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Roth has told the story of how the only way he appeared in Reservoir Dogs was because Tarantino got him drunk and forced him to agree to it. We're sure he'd more than glad of that now.

The Englishman has been in three of the director's films, the other two being Pulp Fiction and The Hateful Eight.

As part of an ensemble cast in each of them, Roth stands out for his monologues and unforgettable performances.

He goes right back to the beginning of Tarantino's career, so an appearance in some capacity feels like a no-brainer.

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