Quentin Tarantino: Brad Pitt, Leo DiCaprio Are the New Robert Redford and Paul Newman

In an exciting but entirely predictable humblebrag, Sony Pictures lured their new creative partner Quentin Tarantino to CinemaCon 2018, where the movie-obsessed director charmed thousands of American exhibitors.

Appearing with his leading man Leonardo DiCaprio, Tarantino walked out onto The Forum stage at Caesar’s Palace with nary a concept image or additional cast to announce for his upcoming tenth film — “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — which Sony snatched from a wide field of competitors after the fall of Tarantino’s longtime distribution partner Harvey Weinstein.

“Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting star dynamic duo since Robert Redford and Paul Newman,” Tarantino promised the crowd.

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He’s referring to his other massive star, Brad Pitt, who will lead the project with DiCaprio. The men will play a faded TV star and his live-in stunt double searching for relevance in a changing Hollywood landscape in 1969.

Oh, and their neighbors are a nice couple named Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate.

“It takes place at the advent of the counterculture explosion. It takes place at the time of the hippie revolution and the height of new Hollywood,” Tarantino said.

He had no further details but promised that during production he would be transforming Los Angeles “street by street, block by block” to model exteriors in step with the period.

Sony’s Motion Picture Group President Tom Rothman called Tarantino’s script “the best I’ve had the privilege to read.”

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DiCaprio didn’t have much to add, finding it difficult to speak at length about a film that has yet to shoot “a single frame.”

The conversation ended with a rousing thank you from Tarantino to the theater owners for keeping the cinematic experience where it belongs –in their theater.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” hasn’t begun principal photography yet, but it has a release date.

The new Butch and Sundance will be coming at you on August 9, 2019.

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In an exciting but entirely predictable humblebrag, Sony Pictures lured their new creative partner Quentin Tarantino to CinemaCon 2018, where the movie-obsessed director charmed thousands of American exhibitors.

Appearing with his leading man Leonardo DiCaprio, Tarantino walked out onto The Forum stage at Caesar’s Palace with nary a concept image or additional cast to announce for his upcoming tenth film — “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — which Sony snatched from a wide field of competitors after the fall of Tarantino’s longtime distribution partner Harvey Weinstein.

“Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting star dynamic duo since Robert Redford and Paul Newman,” Tarantino promised the crowd.

He’s referring to his other massive star, Brad Pitt, who will lead the project with DiCaprio. The men will play a faded TV star and his live-in stunt double searching for relevance in a changing Hollywood landscape in 1969.

Oh, and their neighbors are a nice couple named Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate.

“It takes place at the advent of the counterculture explosion. It takes place at the time of the hippie revolution and the height of new Hollywood,” Tarantino said.

He had no further details but promised that during production he would be transforming Los Angeles “street by street, block by block” to model exteriors in step with the period.

Sony’s Motion Picture Group President Tom Rothman called Tarantino’s script “the best I’ve had the privilege to read.”

DiCaprio didn’t have much to add, finding it difficult to speak at length about a film that has yet to shoot “a single frame.”

The conversation ended with a rousing thank you from Tarantino to the theater owners for keeping the cinematic experience where it belongs –in their theater.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” hasn’t begun principal photography yet, but it has a release date.

The new Butch and Sundance will be coming at you on August 9, 2019.

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Margot Robbie Now In Negotiations To Play Sharon Tate In Quentin Tarantino Film

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline broke last July 11 that Quentin Tarantino had met with Margot Robbie and asked her to play Sharon Tate in his next film. She now has the offer and negotiations are underway to make it a reality. Robbie, who’s coming off her Oscar-nominated turn in the title role of I, Tonya, will join Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
As Tarantino continues to set a killer ensemble, Sony Pictures has dated the film for an August 9, 2019…

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline broke last July 11 that Quentin Tarantino had met with Margot Robbie and asked her to play Sharon Tate in his next film. She now has the offer and negotiations are underway to make it a reality. Robbie, who’s coming off her Oscar-nominated turn in the title role of I, Tonya, will join Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. As Tarantino continues to set a killer ensemble, Sony Pictures has dated the film for an August 9, 2019…

Oscars Eve Party Report: Nominees Celebrate with George Clooney (Photos)

On the night before the Oscars, George Clooney, Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell, and Jack Black were just a few of the big names at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Annual “Night Before” bash on the Fox Lot. With the help of Leonardo DiCaprio, Gal Gadot, Jon Hamm, Tom Cruise and nearly all the studio chiefs, they raised $5 million.

Over at Madeo in West Hollywood, lead actress and actor nominees Margot Robbie and Daniel Kaluuya each made one of the final stops of the campaign season, Charles Finch and Chanel’s Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner.

The Brits were best prepared for the cold and rainy weather over Oscar weekend. They tented the Hancock Park residence of British Consul General Michael Howells (left) from curbside to the backyard for the Film is GREAT reception on Friday night (Mar. 1). Inside, Howells entertained guests like Andy Serkis and nominee Gary Oldman with his take on the “30 second L.A. conversation” and called out all the people who “have not had as great a year as they were expecting, like sexual abusers, racists, and misogynists”. Get him an agent. This is his second winning speech this season.

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Power Huddle: Allison Janney, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan had social gravity in the middle of the Spirit Awards tent on Saturday.

Meanwhile backstage, an odd pairing sprung up. That’s “The Room” maestro Tommy Wiseau with Chadwick Boseman, the man of the moment. They met up inside DIRECTV’s winners lounge.

Yvonne Orji, Tessa Thompson, Ava Duvernay, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Dee Rees embraced at Janelle Monae and Belvedere Vodka’s “Fem the Future” brunch at Catch in West Hollywood on Friday, one of the stronger turnouts of the weekend.

Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monae, and “Black Panther’s” Danai Gurira strike a familiar pose.

At Women In Film’s cocktail reception at Crustacean on Friday night, co-host Emma Stone greeted Oscar nominee Agnes Varda (“Faces Places”).

Varda would go on to win at Saturday’s Spirit Awards, getting a blast of good luck from fellow Oscar nominees and actual women in film like Tatiana S. Riegel, Rachel Morrison, Laura Checkoway, Diane Warren, and Kate Davis. Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker was the cocktail pour of choice.

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On the night before the Oscars, George Clooney, Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell, and Jack Black were just a few of the big names at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Annual “Night Before” bash on the Fox Lot. With the help of Leonardo DiCaprio, Gal Gadot, Jon Hamm, Tom Cruise and nearly all the studio chiefs, they raised $5 million.

Over at Madeo in West Hollywood, lead actress and actor nominees Margot Robbie and Daniel Kaluuya each made one of the final stops of the campaign season, Charles Finch and Chanel’s Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner.

The Brits were best prepared for the cold and rainy weather over Oscar weekend. They tented the Hancock Park residence of British Consul General Michael Howells (left) from curbside to the backyard for the Film is GREAT reception on Friday night (Mar. 1). Inside, Howells entertained guests like Andy Serkis and nominee Gary Oldman with his take on the “30 second L.A. conversation” and called out all the people who “have not had as great a year as they were expecting, like sexual abusers, racists, and misogynists”. Get him an agent. This is his second winning speech this season.

Power Huddle: Allison Janney, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan had social gravity in the middle of the Spirit Awards tent on Saturday.

Meanwhile backstage, an odd pairing sprung up. That’s “The Room” maestro Tommy Wiseau with Chadwick Boseman, the man of the moment. They met up inside DIRECTV’s winners lounge.

Yvonne Orji, Tessa Thompson, Ava Duvernay, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Dee Rees embraced at Janelle Monae and Belvedere Vodka’s “Fem the Future” brunch at Catch in West Hollywood on Friday, one of the stronger turnouts of the weekend.

Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monae, and “Black Panther’s” Danai Gurira strike a familiar pose.

At Women In Film’s cocktail reception at Crustacean on Friday night, co-host Emma Stone greeted Oscar nominee Agnes Varda (“Faces Places”).

Varda would go on to win at Saturday’s Spirit Awards, getting a blast of good luck from fellow Oscar nominees and actual women in film like Tatiana S. Riegel, Rachel Morrison, Laura Checkoway, Diane Warren, and Kate Davis. Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker was the cocktail pour of choice.

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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

After a rocky few months—made only harder by the ongoing self-destruction of the director’s long-time collaborators at The Weinstein Co.—Quentin Tarantino’s latest feature finally has a starring cast, and a name. Variety reports that Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have both signed on to star in the director’s new…

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After a rocky few months—made only harder by the ongoing self-destruction of the director’s long-time collaborators at The Weinstein Co.—Quentin Tarantino’s latest feature finally has a starring cast, and a name. Variety reports that Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have both signed on to star in the director’s new…

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Quentin Tarantino Confirms Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt for His Ninth Film, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Sony will release the film August 9, 2019 — the 50th anniversary of the Manson murders that killed Sharon Tate.

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film will be titled “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and will star Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, as confirmed by Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. The studio will release the film worldwide on August 9, 2019. Clearly, the studio is going full steam head on this $100-million movie — with a title referencing Tarantino idol Sergio Leone — starring two of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Principal photography is set to start in June.

Per Tarantino, the movie is “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor … Sharon Tate.”

To turn a profit, the movie will need to gross at least $300 million worldwide. Both “Django Unchained” and “Inglourious Basterds” crossed that threshold.

Pitt starred with Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz in Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” ($321 million worldwide), while DiCaprio starred in “Django Unchained” ($425 million worldwide), which won second Oscars for both Waltz and Tarantino (Original Screenplay). DiCaprio won best Actor for 2015’s “The Revenant” ($532 million worldwide).

“I’ve been working on this script for five years,” stated Tarantino, “as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”

Brad Pitt Joins Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie

Brad Pitt is joining Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Manson movie, which will be titled “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Tarantino, who is writing and directing, describes the project as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. Leonardo DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former […]

Brad Pitt is joining Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Manson movie, which will be titled “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Tarantino, who is writing and directing, describes the project as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. Leonardo DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former […]