November 1, 2018

Even for a Quentin Tarantino movie, there is a considerable amount of interest surrounding Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Perhaps it’s because the film teams up two of the world’s biggest movie stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, in the starring roles. Or because it features Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate and chronicles the Manson Murders. Or maybe because it gives Tarantino the opportunity to dig deep into the Hollywood of 1969, complete with a fake Western TV show.

For all these reasons and more, folks are really eager to see this new Tarantino movie, but so far information on the film has been kept under lock and key. What we know for sure is that DiCaprio plays an actor famous for his role on a popular Western TV series and Pitt plays his longtime stunt double, and both face a changing world as the landscape of cinema (and the nation in general) is at a turning point.

This Hollywood-set period piece, complete with a stacked ensemble cast, is ripe with opportunity for a filmmaker like Tarantino, so when I recently got the chance to speak with cinematographer Robert Richardson about his work on the powerful upcoming true-story drama A Private War, I had to ask about what people can expect from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. While I’ll have that full, in-depth conversation up soon, I wanted to share what Richardson had to say about the new Tarantino film first.

Richardson has been working with Tarantino since the Kill Bill movies and the DP “no jinx” believes Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is shaping up to be a “fantastic” film. It’s a long shoot—they were on Day 89 when I spoke with Richardson last weekend—but Richardson couldn’t contain his excitement about framing up two of the world’s biggest movie stars in the same shot:

“It’s beautiful. To work with Leo together with Brad… It’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, sort of the contemporary versions. These are two massive stars, and they’re so talented. Margot [Robbie] is also phenomenal and wonderful to be around. There are a number of people that you will see within the film that haven’t had as much exposure that are remarkable. We’ve got Dakota Fanning in the movie and she—phew, is she a powerhouse. It’s a great cast.”

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August 28, 2018

More casting news on Sony’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The Quentin Tarantino-helmed film has added Girls alum Lena Dunham, Austin Butler, Maya Hawke and Chilean actress Lorenza Izzo.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the film visits 1969 Los Angeles, where one-time TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way in an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The plot features multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

The large ensemble castalso includes Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Scoot McNairy, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.

Tarantino, David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh are producers on the film, which is slated for release July 26.

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August 9, 2018


• x013 June 07 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x010 June 13 – Surrey, England.
• x010 July 15 – Windsor, England.
• x002 Once Upon a Time – On set: Hollywood, CA (06/19/18).
• x012 Once Upon a Time – On set: Hollywood, CA (07/16/18).
• x169 Once Upon a Time – On set: Hollywood, CA (07/23/18).
• x103 Once Upon a Time – On set: Hollywood, CA (07/24/18).

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July 30, 2018


• x029 On set: July 23 – Hollywood, CA.

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July 1, 2018


• x001 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Promotional Photoshoot.

June 24, 2018

Quentin Tarantino has set Scoot McNairy to join the cast of his Sony Pictures film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. McNairy will play the role of a cowboy named Business Bob Gilbert, a character in the Western TV show from the time period that is an element of a Pulp Fiction-like tapestry of the summer of 1969 in Los Angeles.

McNairy joins a killer cast that is led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.

McNairy, who starred for four seasons on AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, currently is filming a lead role in the third season of HBO’s True Detective and most recently was seen starring in Netflix’s Godless. Other upcoming projects include Destroyer opposite Nicole Kidman, The Parts You Lose opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead and The Sound of Philadelphia with Matthias Schoenaerts and Garrett Hedlund, which he will shoot after this project. He is repped by The Group and WME.

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