After getting Leonardo DiCaprio on board for his 9th film, now titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino has now added another big name – Brad Pitt – to that roster.

The project will reportedly be influenced by the Manson Murders at some level, with Tarantino calling the film"a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood."

DiCaprio is Rick Dalton, a star who made his name in a western TV series but who is now past his prime. Pitt plays Montgomery – Rick Dalton's equally burnt out stunt double. Tarantino elaborated: "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."

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be a can't miss – not just because of the star power and it being possibly another entry in quintessentially Tarantino takes on crime, like Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction. It looks to be quite the passion project for the LA County native Tarantino who was 7 years-old when the murders occurred – the script alone is one he has worked on for over 5 years.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is opening in theaters August 9, 2019 – 50 years to the day after the Manson Family committed the LaBianca Murders and 50 years and a day after the Tate Murders.

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