“Please, make your voice heard,” the co-stars of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ tell viewers.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt have added their voices to the chorus of celebrity PSAs encouraging Americans to vote Tuesday.
The co-stars of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on Friday released a PSA produced by NowThis Politics on DiCaprio’s Facebook page explaining the issues that will be decided Nov. 6.
“The future of our country will be decided this week. Elections don’t just matter when voting for president. This election might be the most consequential of our lifetime,” DiCaprio says in the video, citing issues like gun safety laws, clean water and air, immigration policy and health care.
Pitt, seated next to him, adds that the elections will determine the future of climate change, criminal justice reform, education funding, LGBTQ equality and voting rights. “We urge you to go to the polls by Nov. 6 and make your voice heard,” Pitt says. He additionally suggests viewers encourage voter turnout by volunteering at phone banks, texting and canvassing.
The two stars then tell viewers to visit TheLastWeekend.org to see how they can help.
At the end of an informational segment about what votes for this year’s midterms could decide, DiCaprio adds, “We the voters have the power to decide all of this.”
“And it starts now,” Pitt says, mentioning early voting. “Please, make your voice heard.”
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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James Gray’s sci-fi feature “Ad Astra” has been pushed back four months and will now open May 24th 2019. Despite being under three months away, no media materials from the film have been released (beyond the above pic) making such a delay easy.
Brad Pitt plays an autistic space engineer travelling through the solar system to find his missing father and understand why his mission failed. Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland co-star.
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Brad Pitt stepped out over the weekend to support an important cause.
The 54-year-old actor attended the Silverlake Conservatory of Music 2018 Annual Benefit and Art Auction in Los Angeles on Saturday, where he appeared to be in good spirits. Pitt smiled as he sat at a table, sporting a plain white T-shirt under a blazer and rocking his ever-present newsboy cap.
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a non-profit organization that facilitates music education and teaches musicians of all skill levels, though it focuses primarily on the youth. Saturday’s event included performances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and K.D. Lang.
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Actor Michael Baldwin has played Mike Pearson, the hero of the Phantasm horror franchise, in four of the series’ five films. The exception was 1988’s Phantasm II, which starred a young James Le Gros, who would go on to appear in Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion, and Girls. But Mike was almost played by someone who became a much bigger star: Brad Pitt.
Director and Phantasm overlord Don Coscarelli related the tale when he appeared on this week’s installment of Entertainment Weirdly on EW’s Sirius XM channel to discuss his new memoir, True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking.
“The studio would not allow Michael Baldwin to have the role [in Phantasm II], so we had to search for other actors,” said Coscarelli. “I was interviewing every hunky male actor in Hollywood. When we did Phantasm III, 10 years later, I brought Michael Baldwin back to play the role, and he reminded me that he had been friends with Jennifer Aniston before she was successful. He said that he was with her and her new boyfriend, and it was Brad Pitt, and he came over to Michael and he said, ‘Hey, you’re the Phantasm guy! I tried out for that movie, and I didn’t get the role.’