Premiered last night at the Cannes Film Festival in France, the director’s ninth film is – going by its trailer – a nostalgic commemoration of the movie business in the 1960s. And… something else. Because the trailer isn’t exactly obvious about it, but at the same time, the almost total absence of real plot info is super conspicuous.
For reasons, apparently. Over the weekend, Tarantino released a statement on social media, asking the audience “that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way”. INTRIGUING.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio as almost-has-been movie star Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth, his best bro and stunt double. Margot Robbie co-stars as Sharon Tate, a real life actress who was murdered by Charles Manson’s goons in 1969, with Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, and more finishing up the ensemble cast. The movie opens in cinemas on 26 July.