Tarantino talks Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at CinemaCon

Angelo Anderson
April 24, 2018

Pitt wasn't on hand in Las Vegas, but DiCaprio flanked Tarantino on the Caesars Palace stage, telling the audience of theater owners that the film boasts "one of the most fantastic screenplays [the writer-director] has ever written".

The director and one of Once Upon a Time's leads, Leonardo DiCaprio (starring, so far, with Brad Pitt, although Margot Robbie does have the offer to play the Sharon Tate part), made an appearance at Cinemacon in Las Vegas to tease a bit of the film to the audience of theater owners.

"Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting star dynamic duo since Robert Redford and Paul Newman", Tarantino promised the crowd.

Quentin Tarantino is soon returning with Brad Pitt in an upcoming film based on the infamous Manson murders that shocked Hollywood in 1960s. "It is all very hush-hush", Tarantino said.

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" hits theaters on August 9, 2019.

'I think [Tarantino] transports us into a different era, ' the Django Unchained actor said.


"It takes place at the height of counter-culture explosion", he shared. "It takes place at the time of the hippie revolution, and it takes place at the height of new Hollywood".

"During the summer, little by little, block by block, we'll be transforming Los Angeles in the psychedelic Hollywood of 1969", exclaimed Tarantino.

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

The title of the movie, which reportedly looks at the intricacies of the movie business, at a period when it was undergoing great change, namely 1969, is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Sony's Motion Picture Group President Tom Rothman called Tarantino's script "the best I've had the privilege to read". He thanked the exhibitors for "keeping the show alive". The film is now titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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