Sony Pictures has confirmed the title of Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, the movie will be called “Once upon a Time in Hollywood,” and it will star Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group made the official announcement this week, the film will be released worldwide on August 9, 2019.
Tarantino describes the film as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad 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.”
Tarantino worked with Pitt in the film “Inglorious Bastards” which grossed over $321 million worldwide and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning for Best Supporting Actor. DiCaprio starred in the director’s “Django Unchained,” which grossed over $425 million worldwide, and was nominated for five Academy Awards, and won for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.
DiCaprio’s most recent film was the $532 million-grossing “The Revenant” in 2015, for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor.
Tarantino added, “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.”