Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie bring the 60's to life in 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' trailer
This week trailers dropped for the highly anticipated Toy Story 4 and Stranger Things season 3, distracting you from work, as you watched them and scrolled through all the tweets, then got called into the office by your boss who warned you that if you spend another afternoon slacking off on the internet, you're fired.
Well, you better pack the junk in your cubicle into a box, because the teaser trailer for another highly anticipated project just dropped: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, the ninth film from Quentin Tarantino. Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a washed-up television actor, Brad Pitt as his longtime stunt double, and Margot Robbie as their neighbor, actress Sharon Tate, the most famous victim of serial killer Charles Manson.
The film appears to be a surreal take on a real story; some critics speculate it's the third in a "revisionist history" trilogy, following World War 2-era Inglorious Basterds and pre-Civil War-era Django Unchained. Those two films are spiritually connected by the concept of revenge, as the oppressed (Jews and African-Americans) launch a bloody attack on their oppressors (Nazis and slaveowners.) Not historically accurate, but very entertaining.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood also stars Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, and the late Luke Perry. "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," Tarantino told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm very excited to tell this story of an L.A. and a Hollywood that don't exist anymore. And I couldn't be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt as Rick and Cliff."
This film marks the first time Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in a movie since 2015's The Revenant - it's nice to see he healed all right from that bear attack! It also marks the first time Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have starred in a movie together, surprisingly. After releasing promotional art of Robbie, Pitt and DiCaprio's characters, the studio dropped the first teaser trailer, and people are pretty excited.
Viewers get a glimpse of Golden Era Hollywood, as DiCaprio and Robbie's characters boogie down, and Pitt's character and Mike Oh's Bruce Lee stage a fight scene. The trailer also shows Charles Manson wave a creepy hello, warning everyone that the counter-culture's good times are about to stop rolling.
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is set to be released on July 26. Tarantino's last film was the brutal 2015 western The Hateful Eight, which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and others as eight strangers seeking refuge from a blizzard in post-Civil War America. Double-crosses and many gunshots ensued. (I don't know Tarantino's planning for his tenth film, but I'm hoping it's Kill Bill Vol. 3.)