DiCaprio and Tarantino describe new movie as 'close to Pulp Fiction'
The details are scarce about Quentin Tarantino's upcoming new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
We know it has an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as aging Hollywood western stars. We know it's set in the summer of 1969 and roughly revolves around the Charles Manson murders.
Tarantino is notorious for keeping his scripts closely guarded, so it's likely we won't get many more details until the first trailers. But the director and DiCaprio made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, describing the film as "probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I have done," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Sony and myself will be coming to the theatres with the most exciting star dynamic since Paul Newman and Robert Redford," Tarantino said of DiCaprio and Pitt.
"It's very hush-hush and top secret. But I can tell you that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in 1969, at the height of the counterculture hippie revolution and the height of new Hollywood. Street by street, block by block, we'll transform Los Angeles into the Hollywood of 1969."
For a director known for his incredible ensemble casts, this might be his greatest list of actors yet.
"It’s hard to speak about a film that we haven't done yet, but I’m incredibly excited…to work with Brad Pitt, and I think he’s going to transport us," DiCaprio added. "I’m a huge fan of Singin' in the Rain—movies about Hollywood. As an L.A. native, having read the script, it’s one of the most amazing screenplays. We are going to do our best job to make it fantastic."
And, it's hard to imagine this being anything other than fantastic, especially if it's even half the movie that Pulp Fiction is.