Quentin Tarantino is expanding the cast of his upcoming film Once Upon a Timie In Hollywood. He is in talks with Burt Reynolds to play George Spahn, and also in early discussions with his The Hateful Eight co-stars Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen to play smaller roles in the film. They would join Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who are already set.
Margot Robbie, who we first told you was Tarantino’s choice to play Sharon Tate in the movie set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969 before the Manson murders were committed, has also been confirmed for the film, Sony has confirmed. The studio has set it for an August 9, 2019 release worldwide.
Reynolds has a great role in front of him, maybe the best one the iconic Deliverance star has gotten since Boogie Nights. Spahn was an 80-year-old near-blind man who rented his L.A. ranch out to be used as the location for Westerns. Charlie Manson convinced Spahn to allow him and his followers to live on the ranch, in the months before they murdered Tate and six others. In exchange for rent, Manson coerced his female followers into hopping into bed with the ranch owner, and serving as his seeing-eye guides, per reports.
Jonathan Majors of the ABC miniseries When We Rise and Jimmie Fails have a new gig in the movie The Last Black Man in San Francisco. The film brings together Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B with A24. The two entertainment companies previously worked together on Moonlight, which won an Academy for Best Picture.
The film is inspired by Fails’ true-life story. The movie will follow Fails as a young man who lives in San Francisco’s last Black neighborhood with his best friend, played by Majors. The gentrification tale is centered around the two friends who devise a plan to buy back a Victorian home that was built by Fails’ grandfather.
Joe Talbot will be directing the movie from a screenplay he wrote with Rob Richert. This is Talbot’s first feature film as director and it will also feature Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps, Thora Birch, Rob Morgan, and Finn Wittrock.
“We got sunshine in the west, the south, the east and over here in the north, the ice caps are melting.”
One of late-night television’s most unusual partnerships returned Tuesday, when Brad Pitt suited up once again to play The Jim Jefferies Show’s doom-forecasting weatherman.
Satirically purporting to give a weather forecast for basketball season, Pitt started off his segment with a “joke” that was actually a morbid observation on climate change. “I was hanging out with LeBron James and he said, ‘How’s the weather down there?’ Because he’s tall. And I said, ‘The same as it is up there — changing at a pace not before seen in the history of man. Your legacy is pointless. Our people and our memories will all burn.'”
After host Jim Jefferies became exasperated with his depressing colleague and asked him to give an actual forecast, Pitt’s forecaster responded, “We got sunshine in the west, the south, the east and over here in the north, the ice caps are melting. And I am so, so, so, so scared.”
Several A-listers filed objections on Monday to the bankruptcy sale of the Weinstein Co., on the day that bids are due in advance of Friday’s auction.
Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Murray, Julia Roberts, Rachel McAdams, and Stephen King were among those filing limited objections to the sale. Several alleged that they are owed profit participation on various projects, and objected to transferring the rights to those projects without first paying the default amounts. Many of the stars were represented by the same two law firms — Landau Gottfried & Berger in Los Angeles and Cross & Simon in Wilmington, Del.
Quentin Tarantino also filed an extensive objection, alleging he is owed more than $4.5 million from four film projects, and Creative Artists Agency alleged it is owed $300,000 in packaging fees on the TV series “Waco.”
Annapurna and Plan B Entertainment have teamed to acquire rights to develop a feature film about the investigation that led New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s to break the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long history of sexual harassment and assault, a source told TheWrap.
The scandal wound up being the biggest Hollywood has seen in decades, leading to a slew of powerful men in the industry, including Weinstein, to lose their positions of power.
The stories from Kantor and Twohey won The New York Times a Pulitzer Prize earlier this month.
The upcoming film, which is in early development, will follow the investigation into Weinstein, not the man himself. The focus is on the team of reporters who tracked, chased and fought through threats to brake the story — think “Spotlight” or “All The President’s Men.”
LAS VEGAS — Quentin Tarantino wasn’t shy about promoting his next film while sharing the stage with Leonardo DiCaprio during Monday night’s surprise visit to CinemaCon 2018.
The acclaimed director talked for the first time about his next project, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring the big-time screen duo of DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, during the closing moments of the national convention of theater owners’ first night.
Not a frame of the movie has been shot, but the hype is already underway for the drama, which is set for release on Aug. 9, 2019.
“In 2019, at the end of the summer, August, as they are setting off the last explosion of the last franchise movie of the summer, Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting star dynamic duo since Robert Redford and Paul Newman —Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Tarantino said.