Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: Al Pacino to join Quentin Tarantino's cast

The movie will also star Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt

Ilana Kaplan
Monday 11 June 2018 16:35
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Al Pacino to star in Quentin Tarantino's new film.
Al Pacino to star in Quentin Tarantino's new film.

Actor Al Pacino has been cast in Quentin Tarantino's next Sony feature - Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

According to Variety, the legendary actor is set to star as Marvin Shwarz - an agent to Leonardo DiCaprio's character Rick Dalton.

This will be Pacino's first collaboration with the Pulp Fiction director.

The movie - starring DiCaprio and Brad Pitt - will be set in 1969 Los Angeles during "the height of hippy Hollywood."

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood centres on former western TV star Rick and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) as they try to make it in Hollywood during a different era.

In the film, Rick's neighbour happens to be the (now) late model-actress Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie; Tate was infamously murdered by serial killer Charles Manson in 1969.

Joining DiCaprio and Pitt, are cast members Damian Lewis, who will portray acting icon Steve McQueen, Luke Perry as Scotty Lancer, Emile Hirsch as hairstylist Jay Sebring, Dakota Fanning as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme - a member of the Manson family - Clifton Collins as Ernesto the Mexican Vaquero, Keith Jefferson as Land Pirate Keith, and Nicholas Hammond as director Sam Wanamaker.

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Additional cast members include Burt Reynolds and Timothy Olyphant.

Producers for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood include Tarantino, Shannon McIntosh and David Heyman.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set to come out August 9, 2019.

The film's release date falls on the 50th anniversary of the day the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day Tate was killed.

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