Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to be re-released with extra scenes ahead of Oscars season

New version coming this week

Clémence Michallon
New York
Wednesday 23 October 2019 19:37
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is being re-released with additional scenes.

A new version of Quentin Tarantino’s film will debut in cinemas on Friday.

Four new scenes have been added and this new version is 10 minutes longer than the original, according to Variety.

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as a disillusioned actor and his stunt double, already had a running time of two hours and 41 minutes.

The new release comes in the lead-up to awards season, which will begin in November. Tarantino’s film has emerged as a favourite in the Oscars race thus far.

“Audiences have shown tremendous support for this movie, and we look forward to offering them another opportunity to see the film as it’s meant to be seen — in theatres on the big screen — with more sights and sounds of the sixties from Quentin Tarantino as an added treat,” Adrian Smith, Sony’s president of domestic distribution, told Variety.

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The lengthened Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood will premiere in around 1,000 cinemas in North America on 25 October.

Tarantino recently refused to edit his film in order to secure a release in China, meaning it’s unclear whether the movie will ever debut in the country.

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