‘Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood’ Gets Red-Band Trailer
Right after director Quentin Tarantino shared a plea to not spoil the movie after its debut in Cannes today, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood has received acclaim from viewers who saw it at the film festival. Taking part this victory lap, Sony Pictures has released the second trailer for the film, which finally addresses the elephant in the room: Charles Manson’s role in the plot.
Set in the Summer of 1969 during the rise of the Manson Family cult, TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) seek to make a name for themselves in Hollywood. In the process, they end up becoming neighbors to Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), who will end up being a target to the serial killers.
Told in Tarantino’s signature style, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood serves as a story of lost innocence for an entire industry, but it also argues that Hollywood was never all that innocent to begin with, while still paying loving tribute, and scorn, to Tinseltown. The film features an all-star cast that includes the likes of DiCaprio, Pitt, Robbie, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Margaret Qualley, Al Pacino, Damian Lewis, Bruce Dern, Emile Hirsch, Scoot McNairy, Damon Herriman, Austin Butler, Lena Dunham, Nicholas Hammond, Spencer Garrett, Mike Moh, Maurice Compte, Lew Temple, Lorenza Izzo, Rafal Zawierucha, Costa Ronin, Samantha Robinson, Rumer Willis, Dreama Walker, Victoria Pedretti, Madisen Beaty, Maya Hawke, Clifton Collins Jr., Zoë Bell, Keith Jefferson, Eddie Perez, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, James Marsden, Michael Vincent McHugh, Julia Butters, James Remar, Martin Kove, Brenda Vaccaro, Nichole Galicia, Craig Stark, Marco Rodríguez, Ramón Franco, Nas Mehdi, Raul Cardona, Danny Strong, Sydney Sweeney, Clu Gulager, Mikey Madison, Inbal Arimav, Natalie Cohen, Rachel Redleaf, Kansas Bowling, Parker Love Bowling, Daniella Pick, Lisa Dee, Robert Broski, James T. Schlegel, Brian Patrick Butler, Tom Hartig, Chad Ridgely, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Harley Quinn Smith, and possibly many more.
The film’s official synopsis is as follows:
“In 1969 Los Angeles, television star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double make their way around a changing industry that they hardly recognize anymore.”
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set to release on July 26, 2019.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.