Casting continues for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a drama which chronicles the Manson Family murders.
Even though the project has been kept under wraps, it has been confirmed that its leading actors are Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Reportedly, Tarantino has said of the two that they will be “the most exciting dynamic star duo since Paul Newman and Robert Redford.”
Variety reports that DiCaprio set to play Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, while Pitt will portray his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth. Margot Robbie is in talks to play Tate and Burt Reynolds is in negotiations to play George Spahn, who rented his house out to Manson and his followers in the months leading up to the murders.
Now comes the news of the possibility of Timothy Elephant’s involvement in the project, that is said to be similar in style to Tarantino’s iconic Pulp Fiction. However, it is unknown what role the star of Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet will portray.
“It takes place at the height of the counterculture explosion,” said Tarantino. “It takes place at the time of the hippie revolution, and it takes place at the height of new Hollywood.”