To celebrate Quentin Tarantino‘s ninth (and, as he’s said, penultimate) film, Entertainment Weekly gathered the writer-director and three of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s stars for an exclusive roundtable interview. Watch (and read) for behind-the-scenes secrets about the highly-anticipated movie straight from Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Quentin, were you always intending for this to be basically a valentine to Los Angeles?
QUENTIN TARANTINO: Yes, it was. I grew up in Los Angeles, I love it. The only people who truly love it are — the people who love it the right way — are the people who grew up here and who know it.
BRAD PITT: Not true, not true! That does not have to be true!
LEGO Masters Competition Series With Brad Pitt Producing Moves Forward at Fox
Reality show competitions have reached a zenith in recent years, covering everything from cosplay to cake decorating to glass blowing. Now, we can add Lego constructing to that list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has handed out a series order for Lego Masters, an upcoming reality show series.
The show will follow twelve teams of two brick-builders, as they go head-to-head in ambitious challenges. Each episode will follow one pair progress to the next round, with the finale seeing three teams squaring off for “the ultimate Lego trophy”. It is currently unknown how many episodes will be part of the first season.
“Lego Masters has everything you want in a reality competition: an incredibly quirky and unique twist on a brand revered by billions of people, exciting team-based battles driven by creativity and a premise that’s ultra-family friendly,” Rob Wade, president of alternative at Fox, said. “It’s bold, fun and unlike anything else on television, and we’re thrilled to bring Lego Masters to American fans.”
Behind the Scenes of Quentin Tarantino’s New Homage to Hollywood
Architectural Digest gets a first look at the sets of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and more
Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt on the set of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
Set in 1969, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, centers on faded cowboy star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), who face the demise of the Hollywood’s Golden Age. In a parallel storyline, Margot Robbie portrays the actress Sharon Tate—Dalton’s Cielo Drive neighbor—who violently meets her fate at the hands of the Manson family.
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Damien Chazelle’s Next Film ‘Babylon’ Could Reunite Him With Emma Stone — First Details
Update (5:40pm ET): According to Deadline, Brad Pitt is also circling a role in Damien Chazelle’s new movie.
Earlier: Damien Chazelle is in production on his Netflix music drama series “The Eddy,” but he’s also gearing up for a return to the big screen in the near future. An exclusive report from Deadline says numerous studios are bidding for “Babylon,” a Hollywood period drama that Chazelle wrote as his next feature directorial effort. Lionsgate is reportedly the frontrunner to land the picture after successfully releasing Chazelle’s “La La Land” to the tune of $446 million worldwide and 14 Oscar nominations.
Plot details for “Babylon” are remaining under wraps. Deadline reports the film is not a musical but is “a bold auteur piece with a significant budget.” According to Variety, the film is set in Hollywood during the 1920s as the industry transitions from silent films to talkies. The script blends together real people from the time with fictional characters, similar to Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
Quentin Tarantino & Sony TV Team On Film Series To Air Ahead Of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Release
EXCLUSIVE: Quentin Tarantino has teamed with Sony Pictures Television on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Quentin Tarantino Present the Swinging Sixties. It’s a series of 10 films personally curated by Tarantino, including Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Easy Rider — all of which served as a specific influence in the creation of his upcoming 1969-set film.
The 10 films from the Columbia Pictures library, dating from 1958-70, will air over consecutive nights in more than 80 territories worldwide beginning about one week before Sony’s July 26 theatrical release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in each market. Interstitial segments featuring specially created conversations between Tarantino and film writer and historian Kim Morgan will accompany each film, along with a first look at scenes from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The film series will premiere in the U.S. on Sony Movie Channel from July 21-25, with two films airing nightly leading up to the July 26 domestic theatrical release of the film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.
In a collaboration among several Sony Pictures units, films from the series will then air over the ensuing weeks on Sony Pictures Television’s networks in over 60 territories worldwide timed to the local market release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The series also will air in roughly 20 territories via regional broadcasters including Australia (SBS), Canada (Bell), France (OCS), Italy (Rai), Japan (The Cinema) and New Zealand (SKY NZ).
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