Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood full cast list: Charles Manson and Roman Polanksi actors confirmed

This is the collective who will comprise the filmmaker's tenth feature

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 29 August 2018 16:54 BST
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Quentin Tarantino has completed the cast for his forthcoming tenth feature, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the film will follow the struggling actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). The pair end up tapping up their famous next-door neighbour – Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) – for a helping hand.

The Kill Bill director has assembled his biggest cast yet, with a mix of Hollywood A-list stars and recognisable faces from some of the best television shows of the past decade (see: Westworld, The Leftovers, Homeland).

Originally, the project was reported to be based on the Manson Family Murders which saw Charles Manson’s followers brutally kill five people, including Tate, at his instruction.

Instead, these killings will serve as a backdrop to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with a number of involved parties – including film director Roman Polanski (Tate’s husband), the hairdresser Jay Sebring, and Manson himself – all set to appear.

Other famous figures to feature as characters will include Steve McQueen, Bruce Lee and US personality Allen Kincade.

Following months of speculation over who could play Manson and Polanski, it was confirmed in August that relative unknowns Damon Herriman (Justified, Top of the Lake) and Polish actor Rafal Zawierucha will assume the respective roles. It was originally reported that James Marsden was in the running for Manson; he’ll appear in an undisclosed role instead.

For the film’s younger roles, Tarantino has cast the offspring of several renowned film stars: Maya Hawke – daughter of Ethan Hawke and his former collaborator Uma Thurman – will star as Rumer Willis: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter.

Margaret Qualley, whose mother is Andie MacDowell, will play a character known as Kitty Kat – the nickname Vincent Vega (John Travolta) gives Thurman’s Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is scheduled to be released 26 July by Sony Pictures, one week earlier than the 50th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders.

The full cast list for the new Tarantino film is as follows:

Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton

- An actor who starred in the Western television series Bounty Law from 1958 to 1963. His attempt to transition to movies did not work out and in 1969, he is struggling, guesting on other people’s shows while contemplating going to Italy – which has become a hotbed for low-budget Westerns. He is neighbours with Sharon Tate.

Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth

- Rick’s longtime stunt double and close friend.

Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate

- A pregnant actress married to Roman Polanski, who was murdered in her home by followers of Charles Manson.

Burt Reynolds as George Spahn

- An 80-year-old near-blind man who rented his LA ranch out to be used as the location for Westerns. Manson convinced Spahn to allow him and his followers to live on the ranch, in the months before they murdered Sharon Tate and six others. In exchange for rent, Manson coerced his female followers into hopping into bed with the ranch owner and serving as his seeing eye guides.

Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen

- An actor and friend of Jay Sebring, who was invited by him to the home of Sharon Tate for a dinner party, but he was unable to show up.

Luke Perry as Wayne Maunder

- An actor who co-starred on the western television series Lancer.

Damon Herriman as Charles Manson

Emile Hirsch as Jay Sebring

- A Hollywood hairstylist and friend of Sharon Tate who was murdered in the home of Tate by followers of Charles Manson.

Dakota Fanning as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme

- A member of the infamous Manson family who obtained her nickname whilst living on George Spahn’s ranch.

Clifton Collins Jr. as Ernesto “The Mexican” Vaquero

Keith Jefferson as Land Pirate Keith

Nicholas Hammond as Sam Wanamaker

- an actor-director who, in 1969, began a campaign to rebuild the Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

Al Pacino as Marvin Shwarz

- Rick Dalton’s agent.

Scoot McNairy as Business Bob Gilbert

- A fictional cowboy character on Bounty Law.

Spencer Garrett as Allen Kincade

- The television personality and interviewer to Hollywood’s elite.

Mike Moh as Bruce Lee

- The international actor-stuntman who choreographed fight scenes for The Wrecking Crew, which starred Sharon Tate. Following her murder, he attended her funeral and was also privately investigated.

Lena Dunham as Catherine Share:

- A member of the Manson family who was not directly involved with the Tate murders.

Austin Butler as Charles “Tex” Watson:

- A central member of the Manson family who, alongside three other members, was directly involved in the Tate murders.

Rafal Zawierucha as Roman Polanski:

- An acclaimed filmmaker and husband of Tate, who was in Europe working on a film when Tate was murdered.

Samantha Robinson as Abigail Folger:

- Wojciech Frykowski‘s lover, as well as heiress to the Folger coffee fortune. She was murdered in the home of Sharon Tate by followers of Charles Manson.

Rumer Willis as Joanna Pettet

- A famous English actor

Dreama Walker as Connie Stevens

- An American actor who starred in Hawaiian Eye

Maya Hawke as Flower Child

Margaret Qualley as Kitty Kat

Victoria Pedretti as Lulu

Madisen Beaty as Katie

Lorenza Izzo as Francesca Cappuci

Eddie Perez as Land Pirate Eddie

Maurice Compte as Land Pirate Mao

Costa Ronin as Voytek Frykowski

In undisclosed roles:

Zoë Bell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, James Marsden, Julia Butters, James Remar, Martin Kove, Brenda Vaccaro, Nichole Galicia, Craig Stark, Marco Rodríguez, Ramón Franco, Danny Strong, Sydney Sweeney, Mikey Madison and Raul Cardona

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be released 9 August 2019

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