Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Trailer Is A Truly Bizarre Time Capsule
It’s been nearly four years since Quentin Tarantino had a movie in theaters. That’s about to change, though, thanks to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. A trailer for the director’s latest film–his ninth overall– has released, showing what Hollywood in 1969 looks like through the eyes of the man also responsible for titles like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Django Unchained. Spoilers: It’s weird.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio as an aging movie star, with Brad Pitt playing his closest confidante and stuntman. The film intertwines multiple stories, including some that pull from actual Hollywood history, to set the stage for what an official synopsis calls “a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.”
One of those stories, which Pitt’s Cliff Booth seemingly finds himself a part of in the trailer, is the Manson family murders. In the first look at the film, Booth ends up at George Spahn’s (Bruce Dern) movie rank, where Manson (Damon Herriman) lives with his followers–Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (Dakota Fanning) is shown in the trailer, however “Tex” Watson (Austin Butler) and Catherine Share (Lena Dunham) are among those appearing in the film.
The movie also features Luke Perry, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Rumer Willis, Maya Hawke, Al Pacino, Damian Lewis, and Emile Hirsch, to name a few.
The release of the trailer coincides with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s premiere screening at the Cannes film festival. It will be in theaters on July 26.