Sony Pictures’ first official trailer for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” the ninth feature from Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino that promises to be the director’s penultimate movie should he stick to his plan of retiring after ten feature films.
“Hollywood” finds Tarantino reuniting with two of his biggest stars: Leonardo DiCaprio (“Django Unchained”) and Brad Pitt (“Inglourious Basterds”). The marquee trio are enough to make this dip into the past as one of the biggest movie events of the year.
“Hollywood” is set in 1969 and centers around a television actor (DiCaprio) and his trusted friend and stunt double (Pitt) as they try to transition away from television and into the world of Hollywood moviemaking.
The duo live next door to Sharon Tate played by Aussie star Margot Robbie and Roman Polanski as portrayed by Rafal Zawierucha, which means at some point their plan to break into the movie business will clash with Tate’s murder at the hands of the Manson family cult.
Damon Herriman is starring as serial killer Manson. The cast also includes Bruce Dern, Damian Lewis, Al Pacino, Mike Moh, Emile Hirsch, Lena Dunham, Dakota Fanning to name but a few. Tarantino converted many of the real settings, such as Hollywood Boulevard and the Cinerama Dome, back to their 1969 roots.
With the backing of Sony, “Hollywood” also marks Tarantino’s first release from a major studio. Sony Pictures will release “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” nationwide on July 26.
Watch the first official trailer below.