Tarantino’s Ode to Manson
Pitt & DiCaprio Lead an Extraordinary Cast
The most anticipated movie in 2019 for cinephiles is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s opus to the summer of ‘69 and Charlie Manson’s brutal and horrifying hold on the City of Angels. Of course, the story is already fascinating because it’s got sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, murder, and Hollywood celebrities all rolled into one true crime story about the series of nine killings spearheaded by the maniacal Manson and his brainwashed followers.
Because of the subject matter, naturally the film has a huge ensemble cast, and because it’s Tarantino, naturally the stars range from A-Listers to “interesting” acting choices. The lead roles are based on fictional characters: Leonardo DiCaprio plays Rick Dalton, a fading TV-western star and Brad Pitt is his long-time body double, Cliff Booth. The rest of the actors in the cast, however, are portraying the real players in this “helter skelter” tale of Tinseltown.
Here are the eight other performers we’re excited to see when Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens July 26th.