tom cruise in once upon a time in hollywood

One of the selling points for Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the big movie-star team-up of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. But things could’ve turned out much differently. According to Tarantino, if Brad Pitt hadn’t been available, he would’ve offered another big movie star his role: Tom Cruise. But that doesn’t mean DiCaprio would still be in the movie too. As Tarantino tells it, it was important to get the pairing of his leading men just right.

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Working Fifth Element Gun

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Adam Savage reveals his build of a fully functional version of Zorg’s gun from The Fifth Element. Plus, pay attention as Jon Favreau breaks down what went into a scene in Disney’s remake of The Lion King, and The Today Show has an extensive chat with Quentin Tarantino and the cast of his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Read More »

once upon a time in hollywood clip

The first Once Upon a Time in Hollywood clip just popped up online, featuring a stuttering Leonardo DiCaprio, a too cool for school Brad Pitt, and a flustered Kurt Russell. The striking thing here is how relatively low-key this clip is compared to the energetic trailers we’ve seen so far. Perhaps Sony wants to save all the wild stuff for the movie itself. Watch the clip from Quentin Tarantino‘s latest below.

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bounty law

Time to add another potential project to Quentin Tarantino‘s ever-growing list. The filmmaker revealed that in preparation for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he wrote five episodes of Bounty Law, the fictional TV show within the movie that stars Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character Rick Dalton. Rather than just let those scripts gather dust, Tarantino says he wants to actually direct them for Netflix, HBO, or some other network.

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American Pie Reunion

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as the cast of American Pie gets back together for the first film’s 20th anniversary. Plus, watch an extensive Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Q&A with director Quentin Tarantino and the star-studdded cast. And finally, Stuber star Kumail Nanjiani sits down for the latest edition of Hot Ones to see if he can handle the heat of some spicy wings. Read More »

killers of the flower moon

For most of the 2010s, Paramount has been in the Martin Scorsese business. The studio distributed Scorsese’s films Shutter Island, Hugo, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Silence before balking at the price tag of The Irishman (Netflix scooped that one up and will release it later this year). But Paramount wants to finish out the decade with another Scorsese movie: the studio will finance and distribute Killers of the Flower Moon, a project which will reunite the director with his frequent leading man, Leonardo DiCaprio. Read More »

nightmare alley cast bradley cooper

The del Toro/DiCaprio team-up was apparently too good to be true. Leonardo DiCaprio was previously in talks to join Guillermo del Toro‘s return to directing, Nightmare Alley. But now word has it that DiCaprio is out, having passed on the project when a deal could not be reached. So who will take his place? Bradley Cooper! Maybe! Cooper is now said to be “circling” the project, which is an adaptation of the William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name – which was previously adapted into the 1947 movie Nightmare Alley.

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The Ballad of Richard Jewell - Clint Eastwood

The Ballad of Richard Jewell has been in the works for around five years now. The film is based on a Vanity Fair article from 1997 and will tell the true story of a security guard who discovered a pipe bomb at the Olympic games in Atlanta in 1996. At first, he was hailed a hero, but suddenly he became vilified when he became a suspect instead. Now, it finally appears to be gaining some real traction as it locks down Clint Eastwood as director and shifts from its former home at 20th Century Fox over to Warner Bros. Pictures, following the former studio’s acquisition by The Walt Disney Company. Read More »

once upon a time in hollywood story

Quentin Tarantino‘s much-anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood makes its world premiere at Cannes today. While the rest of us peasants have to wait a few months to clap eyes on this thing, everyone is already buzzing. Tarantino has put together a killer cast, and more than that, he’s also hinted at some big surprises awaiting audiences in the film. So many surprises, in fact, that he issued a plea to the Cannes audience not to give away the game. So what’s going on in Tarantino’s latest opus?

The filmmaker and his two leading men, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, sat down for an in-depth interview, and dropped some clues about what’s in store.

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once upon a time in hollywood trailer new

There was a moment there where it looked like Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t be able to bring Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but the filmmaker managed to pull it off. Now, to accompany the worldwide debut, a new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer has arrived, in all its stylish, star-studded glory.

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