Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, boasts an incredible ensemble cast and tackles a controversial subject matter. Frequent Tarantino collaborators such as Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are already on board as Cliff Booth and Rick Dalton respectively, with Kurt Russell, Burt Reynolds, Tim Roth and Margot Robbie set to star in supporting roles.
Today we have further casting news regarding the project, with Deadline reporting that Homeland’s Damian Lewis and The Alienist’s Dakota Fanning will appear in the film, as well as other recognisable faces like Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr., and Nicholas Hammond.
The talented troupe of actors will each play a notable real-life counterpart in the film, with Lewis taking on the role of The Great Escape’s Steve McQueen and Dakota Fanning playing one of Manson’s more notable disciples, Squeaky Fromme.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will reportedly tell a series of connected stories and will take place in the summer of 1969, with Sony Pictures set to release the movie in just over a year’s time.
A worldwide theatrical release date is currently slated for August 9th 2019, mirroring the date of the Manson family murders fifty years prior, and with a talented director like Tarantino at the helm it’s likely to be an excellent watch.