Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s new film to premiere at Cannes 2019

The film stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 02 May 2019 11:19
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood UK trailer

Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood will premiere at Cannes Film Festival later this year.

The director’s forthcoming film was previously absent from the line-up, with reports suggesting the project would not be completed in time for the festival.

Tarantino​’s Pulp Fiction debuted at the same festival 25 years ago, on 21 May, and went on to win the coveted Palme d’Or. Once Upon a Time will compete for the same prize.

Starring a bustling ensemble that includes Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, a trailer for Once Upon a Time was released earlier this year.

The film will explore hippie culture and the Hollywood studio system in late 1960s Los Angeles, around the time of the infamous Manson Family Murders.

Tarantino, whose most recent film was The Hateful Eight, worked on the film’s script for five years. Other stars to appear in the film include Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Damien Lewis, Lena Dunham and Bruce Dern. Burt Reynolds and Luke Perry will appear in the film posthumously.

The Cannes line-up also includes films by Ken Loach, Jessica Hausner, Pedro Almodovar, the Dardenne Brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Terrence Malick and Xavier Dolan.

Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood will be released in the UK on 14 August.

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