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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Never-Before-Seen Footage Debuts in Trailer for Tarantino’s New Book

Harper Perennial has debuted an official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming novelization of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and it’s jam-packed with never-before-scene footage from the director’s ninth feature film. “Hollywood” was a critical and commercial hit when it opened theatrically in July 2019 following a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film grossed $374 million worldwide and picked up 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Brad Pitt won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” novelization trailer, which can be viewed exclusively on Entertainment Weekly (check the video here), showcases footage Tarantino left on the cutting room floor for the movie’s theatrical cut. “Hollywood” ran 161 minutes in theaters, but Tarantino’s assembly cut was around four hours. Never-before-seen footage featured in the trailer includes new scenes with Al Pacino’s Marvin Schwarz and Damon Herriman’s Charles Manson. Herriman had a lot of buzz going into “Hollywood” for playing the infamous serial killer, but he only appeared in one brief scene in the theatrical cut.

One part of the book Tarantino touted was several chapters fleshing out the backstory of Pitt’s stuntman Cliff Booth. The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” novel releases June 29 via Harper Perennial.

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Kristen Wiig to Star in ‘Stepford Wives’-esque Thriller ‘The Husbands’ From Producer Brad Pitt

Due for release on Aug. 3, The Husbands follows Nora Spangler, a successful attorney and overworked mother who goes house-hunting in Dynasty Ranch, a nice suburban neighborhood where she meets a group of high-powered women — a tech CEO, a neurosurgeon, an award-winning therapist and a bestselling author — with enviably supportive husbands.

When Nora agrees to help with a resident’s wrongful death case involving the woman’s husband, she is pulled into the lives of the women there and uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having it all… one that’s worth killing for. The upcoming novel explores what lengths a woman will go to for a little more help from her husband.

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Susan Sarandon Says Brad Pitt ‘Impressed’ Her in Thelma & Louise: ‘He’s Not Just a Really Gorgeous Face’

Susan Sarandon is looking back on her time spent filming Thelma & Louise alongside Brad Pitt.

During a recent interview with Extra, the 74-year-old actress discussed the 1991 film, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary, sharing that she never thought it would become a classic. “I just thought it was so fun, we were kind of like a cowboy movie except with women and trucks instead of horses and guys,” she said.

In the trailblazing film, Louise (Sarandon) and Thelma (Geena Davis) embark on a road trip that quickly devolves into a crime spree. The women evade authorities one final time by driving to their deaths in the Grand Canyon.

The movie also features Pitt, 57, as a cowboy drifter called J.D., in what was one of his earliest roles. Sarandon told the outlet that Pitt’s performance in the film surprised her.

“When I saw the film, the part that really impressed me, in addition to his good looks and great body, was his sense of humor because he really fleshed that part out in a way that wasn’t necessarily in the script,” Sarandon said. “I thought, ‘Ah, this guy’s interesting, you know, he’s not just a really gorgeous face.'”

“He took it as a character part and as we can see from his career, he really continued to push the envelope in ways that he really didn’t have to when you look like that,” she added.

In February 2020, Davis, 65, also shared her thoughts about Pitt in his breakout role alongside her in the film.

“He just has ‘it.’ I could tell when he was auditioning that he was super talented,” she told PEOPLE after the actor snagged his first Oscar. “He has done so many incredible things over the years. I don’t think that it is unusual for him to be honored. He really is the ‘star’ of the moment, which is fabulous, and it is just great to see.”

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Carey Mulligan And Zoe Kazan To Portray The New York Times Reporters Who Broke The Harvey Weinstein Sex Scandal Story In Plan B & Annapurna Drama For Universal

Nearly four years after New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor broke the bombshell Harvey Weinstein sex scandal report, Hollywood is ready to tell the story of how these two reporters persevered to break this game-changing story. Universal Pictures is prepping She Said, a drama based on the New York Times bestseller She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. Uni is in negotiations with Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan to star as Twohey and Kantor. The film is set to begin production this summer and will be directed by Unorthodox director Maria Schrader from a script by Oscar-winner Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

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Chris Cuffaro mentions young Brad

Mention of young Brad in a Newsweek interview with known photographer Chris Cuffaro.

“Young talent who think they’re a star because they’ve filmed one TV show—those people aren’t famous now. I shot Brad Pitt before Thelma and Louise came out. We hung out at my apartment all day laughing and took some pictures. He was the nicest guy in the world. I can see, to this day, why he is where he is. He had a solid foundation and he was a good guy. It was the same with George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston. I could drop names for days of people I shot before they became big stars and names of people who didn’t make it. The difference between them is that the successful ones were genuinely good people to begin with. George Clooney and I used to play basketball, and he didn’t take himself too seriously. He just wanted to be an actor. I understand why he’s become a director, a producer and everything else, because he also has a great work ethic.”

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