once upon a time in hollywood first look

Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has begun production, and we now have our first look at stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in character. DiCaprio plays a washed-up former TV Western star, and Pitt plays his longtime friend and stunt double. See the full Once Upon a Time in Hollywood first look below.

Leonardo DiCaprio took to Instagram to reveal the first look:

First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood

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The image shows DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, a washed-up Western TV star struggling to stay relevant in Hollywood. With him is Brad Pitt, playing Cliff Booth, Rick’s longtime friend and stunt-double. There’s not a whole lot to go on here, but it’s clear each actor will be inhabiting their ’60s-based characters to the fullest. Pitt is sporting a look that’s clearly borrowed from Robert Redford (right down to the haircut), and DiCaprio’s yellow turtleneck/gold chain combo sure is something.

Now that we know what DiCaprio and Pitt look like in the film, I’m very curious to get a look at the rest of the giant cast that Tarantino has assembled. Here’s a breakdown.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Cast

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, a washed-up Western TV star struggling to stay relevant in Hollywood.
  • Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth, Rick’s longtime friend and stunt-double.
  • Al Pacino as Rick Dalton’s agent, Marvin Shwarz.
  • Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, the actress who was murdered by members of Charles Manson’s cult. She also just happens to be Rick’s next door neighbor in the film.
  • Burt Reynolds as George Spahn, the man who rented his ranch out to Manson. (Learn more about Spahn here.)
  • Kurt RussellTim Roth, and Michael Madsen, all in currently undisclosed supporting roles.
  • Timothy Olyphant, in an undisclosed role.
  • Damian Lewis as actor Steve McQueen.
  • Dakota Fanning as Manson Family disciple Squeaky Fromme, who later tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford.
  • Nicholas Hammond as actor and director Sam Wanamaker.
  • Emile Hirsch as Manson Family victim Jay Sebring.
  • Luke Perry as Scotty Lancer, who may or may not be based on a television actor of the same name.
  • Clifton Collins Jr. as a character named  Ernesto The Mexican Vaquero.
  • Keith Jefferson as Land Pirate Keith.
  • James Marsden in an undisclosed role.
  • Julia Butters in an undisclosed role.
  • Scoot McNairy as Business Bob Gilbert.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been described as a Pulp Fiction-like movie that focuses on several different interconnected storylines. Set in Hollywood during the summer of 1969, the film uses the Manson Family murders as its backdrop. “It takes place during the 1969 Hollywood era at the height of the counterculture explosion, at the time of the hippie revolution,” Tarantino said. “During the summer, little by little, block by block, we’ll be transforming Los Angeles in the psychedelic Hollywood of 1969.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens on August 9, 2019.

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