Brad Pitt’s Sci-Fi Epic ‘Ad Astra’ Gets Bumped to May 2019, but It’s Still ‘Far From Finished’

20th Century Fox plans to open the movie in May 2019, but the director isn’t so sure he’ll be able to meet that deadline.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is the upcoming Brad Pitt release everyone can’t stop talking about right now, but the actor has another project set to open before “Hollywood” that ought to be on everyone’s radar. At least, that is if it actually opens in 2019 at all. Pitt is the lead in James Gray’s science-fiction epic “Ad Astra,” and the director recently cast doubt on meeting the film’s deadline while speaking with The Film Stage.

“It’s exciting, but it’s far from finished,” Gray said when asked for “Ad Astra” updates. “I’m here [at the Marrakech Film Festival], a little bit on vacation. I’m really tired because the previous movie [“The Lost City of Z”] was physically very difficult. It was both Europe and the jungle and this one I thought would be easier. Not easier like an easy movie to make but, like, physically easier and it was not. So I needed to come here. I have to go home. I have over 600 shots to review.”

“Ad Astra” stars Pitt as an Army Corps engineer who decides to go on an ambitious space mission to find out what happened to his father, an astronaut who never returned from a one-way mission to Neptune looking for signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence. The supporting cast includes Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, and Jamie Kennedy.

20th Century Fox is behind “Ad Astra” and had originally set a January 11, 2019 opening date. The date had some thinking Fox could sneak a one-week theatrical run in December 2018 to qualify the movie for awards consideration, but Gray confirmed the movie is nowhere near done.

“They want it to be done by the release date, May 22,” Gray said. “They want it earlier than that and I am really scared about that because originally they wanted January/late December release and I thought—and I was right—that there was no way we were gonna make that. You know usually when you see a science-fiction movie there are a number of shots that don’t look very good. I did not want to be up against a release date and have stuff looking really bad. I’m hoping we can make May.”

As for where Gray is in the post-production phase, he said, “What it is basically is you sit in the theatre for 12-15 hours a day with a little laser pointer. ‘Shot 603RF! There’s a little bit of magenta in the corner of this image and I would add a little reflection there.’ Hundreds of shots every day, so I’m tired. But it’s a high-class problem. It’s okay. I’m doing something I like.”

Pitt’s production company Plan B produced Gray’s last outing, “The Lost City of Z,” which effortlessly led to the two to collaborate on “Ad Astra.” According to Gray, Pitt wanted in on the movie as soon as he heard the storyline.

“I have no idea how the world is gonna receive it because you never know that sort of thing. But he’s really great in the movie,” Gray said. “He’s brought a lot of his personal commitment to it.”

20th Century Fox currently has the “Ad Astra” opening set for May 24, 2019. The date has led some to believe the film will debut at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, but Gray is going to have to finish it first for that to be the case.

James Gray Discusses ‘Ad Astra,’ Cannes, Harvey Weinstein

While at Marrakech Film Festival to preside the jury, James Gray talked about his next film, “Ad Astra,” and shared thoughts on festivals, Netflix and Harvey Weinstein, among other topics. Gray said he was in the middle of the editing proce…

While at Marrakech Film Festival to preside the jury, James Gray talked about his next film, “Ad Astra,” and shared thoughts on festivals, Netflix and Harvey Weinstein, among other topics. Gray said he was in the middle of the editing process on “Ad Astra,” a science-fiction film with Brad Pitt, with more than 600 shots […]

Margot Robbie Didn’t Consult Roman Polanski for Her Portrayal of Sharon Tate

She also says of the new Tarantino film that she barely worked on-set with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

Margot Robbie next stars as Queen Elizabeth I in historical period drama “Mary, Queen of Scots,” in theaters this month, but many fans are already looking to what the Oscar-nominated actress has planned for 2019: A starring role as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” The actress previously told IndieWire working with Tarantino was high on her list of dream collaborations since the start of her career, and she recently explained to Net-a-Porter the filmmaker has exceeded her expectations on set.

“Everyone asks me: ‘How is it? How is he on set?’” Robbie said. “I’ve been on sets for pretty much the last 10 years and I still walk on and think, ‘This is soooooooo coooool! Look at that! That’s amazing! Oh my gosh!’ I’m like a kid in a candy shop and then Tarantino walks on and he’s got the same, if not more, enthusiasm and he’s so excited. It’s his film set and he’s not jaded at all – he’s just so happy to be there.”

Following her roles in “I, Tonya” and “Mary, Queen of Scots,” Robbie is once again taking on a real historical figure in “Hollywood.” Sharon Tate was a famous actress and model who was murdered by members of the Manson Family cult on August 9, 1969. To prep for the character, Robbie revealed she read Roman Polanski’s 1985 autobiography “Roman by Polanski.” One thing she did not do is reach out to Polanski himself. Polanski and Tate were married at the time of her death.

“No, I didn’t,” Robbie answered when asked about consulting with Polanski about Tate. “But he wrote a book and there’s so much detail in there that I actually didn’t need to.”

Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"

Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Sony

Robbie also revealed she originally questioned if she had the right physicality to pull off the part of Tate in accurate fashion. “I’m very flat-chested,” Robbie said, “and Sharon Tate was not. So I asked [Tarantino]: ‘Any fake-boob situation?’ and he said, ‘No, it does not change the character.’”

A minor nugget about “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” dropped in Robbie’s Net-a-Porter interview is when the actress mentions, “I’m barely on set with them,” referring to cast members Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Tarantino’s script focuses on a television star (DiCaprio) and his stuntman (Pitt) attempting to break into Hollywood in 1969. The actors’ characters live next door to Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski, and Tate’s death at the hands of the Manson Family somehow factor into the plot. “Hollywood” has been described as being similar to the overlapping short story approach of “Pulp Fiction,” which Tate’s “barely on set” line seemingly confirms. The tip suggests Robbie/Tate will have her own chapter in “Hollywood” as opposed to being directly involved in DiCaprio and Pitt’s sections.

Sony Pictures is releasing “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in theaters July 26, shortly before the 50th anniversary of Tate’s death. Head over to Net-a-Porter to read Robbie’s interview in full.

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10 Movie Stars You May Not Realize Did Westerns, From Brad Pitt to Jake Gyllenhaal (Photos)

It’s been over half a century since gun-slinging, hi-de-ho westerns dominated the box office, when names like John Wayne, Roy Rogers and Clint Eastwood rolled off the tongue. In 2018, tumbleweeds slowly crawling across a deserted street are few a…

It’s been over half a century since gun-slinging, hi-de-ho westerns dominated the box office, when names like John Wayne, Roy Rogers and Clint Eastwood rolled off the tongue. In 2018, tumbleweeds slowly crawling across a deserted street are few and far between. Don’t get it twisted, though, westerns are no where near extinct. Some of your favorite stars have been recently seen polishing their revolvers in hot pursuit of money, power and revenge, including in this weekend’s “Ballad of Buster Scuggs” and next month’s “The Sisters Brothers.”

In honor of the 21st century takes on a classic genre, TheWrap takes a look at 10 stars you may be surprised dawned the proverbial ten-gallon hat.

Brad Pitt

In between Pitt’s performances in “Interview with a Vampire” and “Seven” was 1994’s western drama “Legends of the Fall.” The film saw Pitt play a World War I soldier who returns home to his family’s ranch in Montana. In 2007, Pitt would return to the western with “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” playing the titular James plotting his next big heist.

Hailee Steinfeld

While more recently known for her music career or playing Portland high schooler Nadine Franklin in 2016’s “Edge of Seventeen,” Steinfeld began her acting career starring in several westerns, including 2010’s “True Grit,” 2014’s “The Homesman” and “The Keeping Room.”

Sam Rockwell

No, his Oscar-winning role in “Three Billboards” does not count as a western, but his turns on 2011’s “Cowboys & Aliens” as a saloon owner and 2017’s “Woman Walks Ahead” sure qualify.

Michael Fassbender

No stranger to the period piece (“12 Years a Slave”), Fassbender has appeared in key roles in two westerns, 2010’s “Jonah Hex” and the British/New Zealand import “Slow West”as an Irish bounty hunter prowling the wild west.

Luke Wilson

Wilson may be the most prolific western star you never knew starred in a western. He’s taken roles in “3:10 to Yuma” and 2016’s “Outlaws and Angels, as well as the satirical Netflix western “The Ridiculous Six.”

Billy Crystal

Crystal has been enshrined in the rom-com hall of fame with “When Harry Met Sally,” but right after the major 80s hit came “City Slickers” 1 and 2. Crystal plays the lead in the films as an ad executive going through a midlife crisis, leading him to take a trip with his friends from New Mexico to Colorado.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Gyllenhaal’s very first role was in the Crystal-driven “City Slickers” at the age of 11. The bit role saw Gyllenhaal as Crystal’s son. Gyllenhaal is set to star in the upcoming western “The Sisters Brothers.” Add the Oscar-winning “Brokeback Mountain” if you dare.

Cuba Gooding Jr.,

In 1994 Gooding starred opposite Paul Hogan in “Lightning Jack” as an outlaw-in-training. Gooding returned to the genre as a voice actor for 2004’s “Home on the Range.”

Ewan McGregor

McGregor went from a western-in-space (the “Star Wars” prequels) to two, more Earthly projects. McGregor appeared in small roles in both 2014’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and 2016’s “Jane Got a Gun.”

Pierce Brosnan

For the western die-hards, you may remember Brosnan taking time away from his role as James Bond for 1999’s biopic “Grey Owl” where he portrayed a British man who moves to America to be a Native American trapper. He also appeared in 2007’s Civil-War era western “Seraphim Falls.”

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Notes On The Season: AFI Fest Opens And Ruth Bader Ginsburg Steals Spotlight; Crazy Rich Actors Hit Early Awards Circuit

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit.
Welcome to a new Oscar season of Notes on the Season, my weekly column and roundup of various events and interviews from the endless awards circuit. For the next few months, right up …

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Michael Rapaport Gives Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio Advice on Voter Outreach: ‘You’re Being Too Calm’ (Video)

Michael Rapaport has some advice for Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio on their get-out-the-vote efforts — and it’s not to shake hands and kiss babies.

Reacting to a video released Friday featuring Pitt and DiCaprio urging people to vote, Rapaport urged the two actors to be more in-your-face about getting people to the polls for the midterm elections, and perhaps drop an f-bomb or three.

“I just saw that the great Leonardo DiCaprio and the great Brad Pitt put out a video urging people to vote. Good job you guys. I know you guys like your privacy and you keep a low profile,” Rapaport said in his own video, posted to his social media account Friday.

“That being said, I don’t agree with the way you went about it, Brad and Leo. You’re being too calm; you’re being too demure,” Rapaport continued. “No disrespect to both of you guys, but you gotta urge, push, demand [that] motherf–ers vote, Brad and Leo. You gotta say, ‘You vote, on Nov. 6 or earlier, or you shut your f—ing dog-pipe, OK? You shut your f—ing pie-hole! Vote, or shut the f–k up!’”

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The “Atypical” star and podcaster continued, “You can’t be all calm, cool and collected, and say, ‘Get out there, vote; it’s important for the world, society and the planet.’ No, you gotta say, ‘Get the f— out there and vote Nov. 6, or shut your f—ing traps!”

Watch Rapaport drop advice on Brad and Leo below.

Good job Leonardo & Brad Pitt for suggesting people get out & vote, but you need to turn the volume up at this point fellas.#VoteOrSTFU pic.twitter.com/W5iZHRDYS1

– MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) November 2, 2018

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Michael Rapaport has some advice for Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio on their get-out-the-vote efforts — and it’s not to shake hands and kiss babies.

Reacting to a video released Friday featuring Pitt and DiCaprio urging people to vote, Rapaport urged the two actors to be more in-your-face about getting people to the polls for the midterm elections, and perhaps drop an f-bomb or three.

“I just saw that the great Leonardo DiCaprio and the great Brad Pitt put out a video urging people to vote. Good job you guys. I know you guys like your privacy and you keep a low profile,” Rapaport said in his own video, posted to his social media account Friday.

“That being said, I don’t agree with the way you went about it, Brad and Leo. You’re being too calm; you’re being too demure,” Rapaport continued. “No disrespect to both of you guys, but you gotta urge, push, demand [that] motherf–ers vote, Brad and Leo. You gotta say, ‘You vote, on Nov. 6 or earlier, or you shut your f—ing dog-pipe, OK? You shut your f—ing pie-hole! Vote, or shut the f–k up!'”

The “Atypical” star and podcaster continued, “You can’t be all calm, cool and collected, and say, ‘Get out there, vote; it’s important for the world, society and the planet.’ No, you gotta say, ‘Get the f— out there and vote Nov. 6, or shut your f—ing traps!”

Watch Rapaport drop advice on Brad and Leo below.

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Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio Appear in New Midterm Get-Out-the-Vote Spot

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are the latest celebrities to call for people to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections, with DiCaprio saying, “this election may be the most consequential of our lifetime.” The spot debuted on Friday on N…

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‘World War Z’ Sequel Update: Producers Confirm David Fincher and Brad Pitt Will Kick Off Filming in Summer 2019

Production will begin six years after Paramount released the original “World War Z” in theaters nationwide.

World War Z” is finally gearing up to start production on the long-awaited sequel, or at least that’s the latest update provided by the film’s producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. The producing duo confirmed to Variety on the “Beautiful Boy” red carpet that not only is David Fincher still attached to direct Brad Pitt in the film, but also cameras will start rolling in June 2019. The summer production most likely means the sequel is heading for a 2020 release.

Marc Forster directed the original “World War Z,” which Paramount Pictures released in theaters during summer 2013. The movie was based on Max Brooks’ 2006 novel of the same name and starred Brad Pitt as a former UN employee who travels the globe to find a cure to stop a massive zombie pandemic. Pitt is confirmed to reprise his role, but the jury is still out on whether or not other cast members like Mireille Enos will return for the sequel.

News broke about Fincher joining the sequel as director back in April 2017, but updates on the movie have been scarce. Fincher stepped in to replace J. A. Bayona on the sequel after he left to direct “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

As Collider notes, kicking off production on the new “World War Z” in June 2019 aligns with Fincher’s schedule, as he’s filming the second season of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” through the end of 2018 and will spend much of the first quarter of 2019 working on post-production. Pitt, meanwhile, is currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” but has no new acting projects confirmed for 2019.

The “World War Z” sequel will reunite Fincher and Pitt after films such as “Fight Club” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Listen to producers Gardner and Kleiner tease the movie in the video below.

Bruce Dern Replaces His Friend Burt Reynolds In Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

EXCLUSIVE: Quentin Tarantino is setting Bruce Dern to play George Spahn in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. That was the role that Dern’s longtime friend Burt Reynolds was going to play but was unable to shoot before he died on September 6.

Dern, …

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‘The Tree of Life’: Two Versions of Terrence Malick’s Masterpiece, Side by Side, and What Makes Them Different

In Criterion’s new version, released today, Malick used 49 minutes to delve more deeply into the cycle of toxic masculinity.

Today, Criterion released “The Tree of Life” on DVD and Blu-Ray, a package that will include a new version of the film 49 minutes longer than the theatrical version. Director Terrence Malick opened up the edit not because he was prevented from releasing a better version of the film (New Line Cinema released his director’s cut in 2011), but because he wanted to continue that film’s creative process.

“What’s interesting talking to Terry about this [new version of ‘Tree of Life’], I think he still doesn’t want people to think this is a better version. This is another version,” Criterion technical director Lee Kline told us earlier this month. “He said, ‘No one asked Bob Dylan to play a song the same way every night. Why should I have to make one film?’”

So what’s in the new version? Here’s a summary based on having watched the two versions side-by-side.

The Tree of Life

“The Tree of Life”

Criterion

In the new, 188-minute “The Tree of Life,” new material comes in the form of new shots and scenes spread throughout the film. The two longest stretches of new material comes in the form two, eight-to-10 minute sections in the middle — one involving a visit from the family of Mrs. O’Brien (Jessica Chastain), the other an expansion of what happens when Mr. O’Brien (Brad Pitt) travels abroad and Chastain’s character is left alone with her sons.

There are new characters, but they mostly appear for one scene or section of the film. Uncle Ray (Jack Hurst), the brother of Mrs. O’Brien, comes floating through town and, like his sister, has a lightness and joy with her sons and problems with their oppressive father. We see glimpses of Mr. O’Brien’s deceased father, whose tragic end clearly shaped the man his son would become. Malick expands on young Jack’s (Hunter McCracken) relationship with one of the neighborhood boys — a background character in the original version — and his extremely troubled home life with a drunk mother (Robin Read) and violent father (Ben Chapin). And in the present-day wanderings of middle-aged Jack (Sean Penn), toward the beginning of the film, we see an expanded version of his life in the city (one that will remind some of Malick’s “Knight of Cups”) that includes two women (Pell James, Lisa Marie Newmyer) who aren’t his wife.

Add up all the new material and the bulk of the new scenes delve further into the cycle of masculinity that haunts the male characters through generations. Teenage Jack’s whispered voiceover narration (“Father… Mother… Always you wrestle inside me”) captured how in the original version the oldest son is caught between the lightness of his mother’s spiritual grace and his father’s tortured existence stemming from feelings of inadequacy. In the new version that push and pull still exists, but the new material reenforces that Jack will become his father. When Jack tells his father, “I’m more like you than her,” it’s something he has already seen for himself.

Hunter McCracken as Jack in "Tree of Life"

Hunter McCracken as Jack in “Tree of Life”

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If you didn’t know that Malick added this new material years after completing the film, it would be easy to believe these were deleted scenes cut from an earlier, longer version of the film. It speaks to the incredible emotional clarity of the 2011 version –— along with Pitt’s and McCracken’s performances — that it didn’t need this extra context and background to understand the gravitational pull of son becoming father.

The new version is more narratively grounded in the economics and the universal pressures of the American Dream that weigh on the O’Briens, who become less archetypal and more characters with tangible biographies. Neither parent completed college and the expectation and pressure of Jack moving up society’s ladder weighs heavy with Pitt’s character saying he “can redeem” himself through his son, calling Jack “my freedom.” Uncle Ray’s power to stand up to his brother-in-law is quickly belittled by the fact he hasn’t been able to find gainful employment. Jack, heartbroken by his uncle’s situation, tries to give his mother his meager savings.

We even see the poetic presence of Chastain’s character — linked by Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki to the ethereal — through a slightly different, more grounded lens, as she describes the essence of her husband’s anger problems and how her options in life are limited by upbringing, education, class, and vocation.

Her character also gets an extended preview of her son’s transition into becoming her husband. In the original version, the father’s departure abroad sets off a sense of freedom — running around the house like children — but with new layers as Jack is exposed to violence (the neighbors) and destruction (a tornado) that sets off a rage, lashing out at his brother’s more artistic ways, getting in trouble at school, and a wish by both mother and son for the simpler days of his early childhood. The hope becomes the troubled boy can find love, hope, and his path at boarding school, away from his father.

Criterion’s “The Tree of Life”

Criterion

Watching this version, and learning the backstory of its creation, reenforces Malick’s fluid approach to narrative: In this version, he’s simply following new streams. The new material is quieter, more sober, lacking the sweeping musicality of the original; there’s more Jack doing yard work in the gray rain of his father’s darkness. It’s understandable why Lubezki felt the need to go back and re-color grade the entire 188 minutes, not just the 49 minutes of new material; the story told through his cinematography arcs differently.

Key sequences are left fully intact (including the VFX-driven “Creation of the Universe”) and in the same chronological order, but the more transitional montages sequences often have 20 to 30 seconds of extra material. You might not notice these extra shots if you don’t watch the two versions side-by-side, but they work to better fit the mood, pacing and story of this new version.

Burt Reynolds Didn’t Shoot Any Scenes for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Burt Reynolds, the legendary actor who died Thursday at the age of 82, did not get the chance to shoot what would have been a remarkable final film appearance.

Earlier this summer, Reynolds was cast in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” alongside a stacked cast that includes Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, among others.

A person with knowledge of the project said that Reynolds had not yet shot any of his scenes for the film, which follows a faded TV actor and his stunt double as they embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry in 1969 Los Angeles, during the Charles Manson murders.

Reynolds was expected to play George Spahn, the ranch owner who rented his land out to Manson and his cult of followers.

The actor was scheduled to begin shooting in early October, according to his agent. What happens to the role and film at this point is unclear.

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Tarantino has said that “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” would not be based on Tate’s murder, but would instead use it as the backdrop for the story of a past-his-prime actor (DiCaprio) and his stuntman (Pitt) looking for one last big break in a Hollywood that left them behind.

Reynolds’ niece Nancy Lee Hess said in a statement that he “was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino, and the amazing cast that was assembled” for the film.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will be distributed by Sony and is set to hit theaters July 26, 2019.

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Reynolds, who has starred in films such as “The Longest Yard,” “Boogie Nights,” “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Deliverance,” died of cardiac arrest on Thursday morning.

He received an Oscar nomination for his role in 1997’s “Boogie Nights,” and also had major roles in movies like 1982’s “Best Friends,” and 1983’s “The Man Who Loved Women” as well as in TV shows like “Evening Shade,” for which he earned an Emmy.

Read Hess’ full statement on Reynolds’ death below:

It is with a broken heart that I said goodbye to my uncle today. 

My uncle was not just a movie icon; he was a generous, passionate and sensitive man, who was dedicated to his family, friends, fans and acting students. 

He has had health issues, however, this was totally unexpected. He was tough. Anyone who breaks their tail bone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. And that’s who he was. My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino, and the amazing cast that was assembled. 

So many people have already contacted me, to tell me how they benefitted professionally and personally from my uncles kindness.

I want to thank all of his amazing fans who have always supported and cheered him on, through all of the hills and valleys of his life and career.

My family and I appreciate the outpouring of love for my uncle, and I ask that everyone please respect our family’s privacy at this very difficult time

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Burt Reynolds, the legendary actor who died Thursday at the age of 82, did not get the chance to shoot what would have been a remarkable final film appearance.

Earlier this summer, Reynolds was cast in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” alongside a stacked cast that includes Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, among others.

A person with knowledge of the project said that Reynolds had not yet shot any of his scenes for the film, which follows a faded TV actor and his stunt double as they embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry in 1969 Los Angeles, during the Charles Manson murders.

Reynolds was expected to play George Spahn, the ranch owner who rented his land out to Manson and his cult of followers.

The actor was scheduled to begin shooting in early October, according to his agent. What happens to the role and film at this point is unclear.

Tarantino has said that “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” would not be based on Tate’s murder, but would instead use it as the backdrop for the story of a past-his-prime actor (DiCaprio) and his stuntman (Pitt) looking for one last big break in a Hollywood that left them behind.

Reynolds’ niece Nancy Lee Hess said in a statement that he “was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino, and the amazing cast that was assembled” for the film.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will be distributed by Sony and is set to hit theaters July 26, 2019.

Reynolds, who has starred in films such as “The Longest Yard,” “Boogie Nights,” “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Deliverance,” died of cardiac arrest on Thursday morning.

He received an Oscar nomination for his role in 1997’s “Boogie Nights,” and also had major roles in movies like 1982’s “Best Friends,” and 1983’s “The Man Who Loved Women” as well as in TV shows like “Evening Shade,” for which he earned an Emmy.

Read Hess’ full statement on Reynolds’ death below:

It is with a broken heart that I said goodbye to my uncle today. 

My uncle was not just a movie icon; he was a generous, passionate and sensitive man, who was dedicated to his family, friends, fans and acting students. 

He has had health issues, however, this was totally unexpected. He was tough. Anyone who breaks their tail bone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. And that’s who he was. My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino, and the amazing cast that was assembled. 

So many people have already contacted me, to tell me how they benefitted professionally and personally from my uncles kindness.

I want to thank all of his amazing fans who have always supported and cheered him on, through all of the hills and valleys of his life and career.

My family and I appreciate the outpouring of love for my uncle, and I ask that everyone please respect our family’s privacy at this very difficult time

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Adds Rumer Willis, Margaret Qualley and Damon Herriman (Exclusive)

Quentin Tarantino is filling out the cast of his 1969-set “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” with rising stars Rumer Willis, Dreama Walker, Margaret Qualley, Costa Ronin, Damon Herriman, Victoria Pedretti and Madisen Beaty, TheWrap has learned.

As with other stars of the film, which is toplined by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the new cast members play both fictional characters as well as real-life figures from Los Angeles at that time.

Most notably, Herriman, an Australian actor best known to American audiences for a recurring role on “Justified,” has been cast as Charles Manson — the notorious cult leader whose self-styled “family” committed multiple murders in the year when the movie takes place.

In addition, “Empire” star Rumer Willis plays British actress Joanna Pettet; Walker plays actress and singer Connie Stevens and Ronin (“The Americans”) portrays Polish actor Voytek Frykowski, who was one of the victims of the Manson Family’s murder spree at Roman Polanski’s home on Cielo Drive.

Also Read: Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson Movie: How the Stars Compare to Real-Life Characters (Photos)

In addition to real-life figures, new cast members are also playing fictional figures too: Qualley plays a character named Kitty Kat, Beaty portrays Katie and Pedretti is Lulu.

Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” visits 1969 Los Angeles, where onetime TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), make their way in an industry they hardly recognize anymore.

The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

Also Read: Lena Dunham Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Cast

The film is written and directed by Tarantino, who also produced along with David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh.

Sony has slated the film to be released on July 26, 2019.

Rumer Willis is represented by APA, Untitled and her lawyer Bianca J. Levin at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

Margaret Qualley is represented by UTA, Management 360, and attorney Harris Hartman. Her credits include “The Leftovers,” “Nice Guys,” and “Novitiate.”

Also Read: Quentin Tarantino Finds His Bruce Lee for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: How Mike Moh Honored Lee

Ronin is a Russian-born actor and cinematographer who most recently starred in the hit drama series “The Americans” on FX for 5 seasons. He can also be seen starring on “Homeland” as Yevgeny Gromov. He will next be seen in the Warner Brothers feature film “Honey In the Head,” alongside Nick Nolte and Matt Dillon. Ronin is repped by Framework Entertainment, Paradigm, and Schreck Rose Depello Adams.

Dreama Walker is represented by Gersh.

Damon Herriman is represented by manager Spencer Robinson at Art/Work Entertainment. His American agent is Carlos Carreras at APA, and his Australian agent is Lisa Mann at LMCM.

He will soon be seen in Jennifer Ken’s “The Nightingale,” which premieres next week at The Venice Film Festival. He also stars opposite Mia Wasikowska in the upcoming feature “Judy and Punch.”

Madisen Beaty is represented by UTA, Industry and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: How the Stars Compare to Real-Life Characters (Photos)

Quentin Tarantino is filling out the cast of his 1969-set “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” with rising stars Rumer Willis, Dreama Walker, Margaret Qualley, Costa Ronin, Damon Herriman, Victoria Pedretti and Madisen Beaty, TheWrap has learned.

As with other stars of the film, which is toplined by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the new cast members play both fictional characters as well as real-life figures from Los Angeles at that time.

Most notably, Herriman, an Australian actor best known to American audiences for a recurring role on “Justified,” has been cast as Charles Manson — the notorious cult leader whose self-styled “family” committed multiple murders in the year when the movie takes place.

In addition, “Empire” star Rumer Willis plays British actress Joanna Pettet; Walker plays actress and singer Connie Stevens and Ronin (“The Americans”) portrays Polish actor Voytek Frykowski, who was one of the victims of the Manson Family’s murder spree at Roman Polanski’s home on Cielo Drive.

In addition to real-life figures, new cast members are also playing fictional figures too: Qualley plays a character named Kitty Kat, Beaty portrays Katie and Pedretti is Lulu.

Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” visits 1969 Los Angeles, where onetime TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), make their way in an industry they hardly recognize anymore.

The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

The film is written and directed by Tarantino, who also produced along with David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh.

Sony has slated the film to be released on July 26, 2019.

Rumer Willis is represented by APA, Untitled and her lawyer Bianca J. Levin at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

Margaret Qualley is represented by UTA, Management 360, and attorney Harris Hartman. Her credits include “The Leftovers,” “Nice Guys,” and “Novitiate.”

Ronin is a Russian-born actor and cinematographer who most recently starred in the hit drama series “The Americans” on FX for 5 seasons. He can also be seen starring on “Homeland” as Yevgeny Gromov. He will next be seen in the Warner Brothers feature film “Honey In the Head,” alongside Nick Nolte and Matt Dillon. Ronin is repped by Framework Entertainment, Paradigm, and Schreck Rose Depello Adams.

Dreama Walker is represented by Gersh.

Damon Herriman is represented by manager Spencer Robinson at Art/Work Entertainment. His American agent is Carlos Carreras at APA, and his Australian agent is Lisa Mann at LMCM.

He will soon be seen in Jennifer Ken’s “The Nightingale,” which premieres next week at The Venice Film Festival. He also stars opposite Mia Wasikowska in the upcoming feature “Judy and Punch.”

Madisen Beaty is represented by UTA, Industry and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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Lena Dunham Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Cast

Lena Dunham has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Dunham will play the role of Gypsy. This is Dunham’s first major feature film role.

In addition, Austin Butler has joined the cast as Tex, Maya Hawke will play fictional character Flower Child, and Lorenza Izzo will play Francesca Capucci, a glamorous Italian movie star.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” visits 1969 Los Angeles, where onetime TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way in an industry they hardly recognize anymore.  The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

Also Read: Quentin Tarantino Finds His Bruce Lee for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: How Mike Moh Honored Lee

The film is written and directed by Tarantino. Producers are David Heyman, Tarantino, and Shannon McIntosh.

Sony has slated the film to be released on July 26, 2019.

Dunham is represented by CAA. Her credits include “Camping,” “Girls,” “American Horry Story: Cult,” and Tiny Furniture.

Also Read: Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson Movie: How the Stars Compare to Real-Life Characters (Photos)

Butler is represented by WME and Anonymous Content. He just starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of “The iceman Cometh.”

Hawke is represented by CAA and Untitled. Her credits include “Stranger Things” and the recently released “Little Women.”

Izzo is represented by Authentic and Paradigm. Her credits include “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” and “Life Itself.”

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Lena Dunham has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Dunham will play the role of Gypsy. This is Dunham’s first major feature film role.

In addition, Austin Butler has joined the cast as Tex, Maya Hawke will play fictional character Flower Child, and Lorenza Izzo will play Francesca Capucci, a glamorous Italian movie star.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” visits 1969 Los Angeles, where onetime TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way in an industry they hardly recognize anymore.  The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

The film is written and directed by Tarantino. Producers are David Heyman, Tarantino, and Shannon McIntosh.

Sony has slated the film to be released on July 26, 2019.

Dunham is represented by CAA. Her credits include “Camping,” “Girls,” “American Horry Story: Cult,” and Tiny Furniture.

Butler is represented by WME and Anonymous Content. He just starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of “The iceman Cometh.”

Hawke is represented by CAA and Untitled. Her credits include “Stranger Things” and the recently released “Little Women.”

Izzo is represented by Authentic and Paradigm. Her credits include “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” and “Life Itself.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt Airbrushed, Movie Studio Accidentally Provides Proof (Photos)

Photoshopping away wrinkles and rolls isn’t just done to images of women in Hollywood. Male actors get the ol’ digital nip-and-tuck, too.
On Wednesday, Sony accidentally uploaded the wrong press file for Quentin Tarantino’s “Onc…

Photoshopping away wrinkles and rolls isn’t just done to images of women in Hollywood. Male actors get the ol’ digital nip-and-tuck, too.

On Wednesday, Sony accidentally uploaded the wrong press file for Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as the out-of-work actor/stuntman duo Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth. It was a still-layered Photoshop file that showed alterations were made to reduce DiCaprio’s chin and remove wrinkles from Pitt’s neck. The altered photo can be seen above, followed by the unaltered version.

Before airbrushing (Sony)

After airbrushing (Sony)

Sony has since deleted the press file and said in a statement to TheWrap that Pitt and DiCaprio “did not request any retouching of photography. […] We take full responsibility for the error.”

In the upcoming film, DiCaprio and Pitt’s characters look for one last chance at a big film in a Hollywood that has long since left them behind. But their lives are flipped upside down when their next door neighbor, Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), is infamously killed by Charles Manson and his cult.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will be released July 26, 2019.

Page Six first reported news of the photo flub.

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Brad Pitt Fires Back at Angelina Jolie’s ‘No Meaningful Child Support’ Accusation

Brad Pitt has filed new legal papers in his divorce proceedings with estranged wife Angelina Jolie, taking aim at her claim that the actor has paid “no meaningful child support” since the couple’s separation more than a year ago.

In a response to a filing from Jolie on Tuesday, Pitt’s legal team calls Jolie’s filing a “thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage.”

The new papers, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, also say that Pitt has laid out more than $9 million for the benefit of Jolie and their children.

Also Read: Brad Pitt Has ‘Paid No Meaningful Child Support’ Since Separation, Angelina Jolie Says

“Petitioner’s request is unnecessary, omits material information and is a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage,” Wednesday’s filing reads, adding, “There is no need for a Case Management Conference to schedule a hearing or filing deadlines regarding child support.”

According to the new filing, lawyers in the divorce proceedings held a conference call with the judge last week, and Jolie’s legal team “made no mention of any child support issues.”

Wednesday’s filing continues, “Respondent adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid significant child support. Respondent has previously loaned Petitioner $8 million to assist her in purchasing her current residence and has paid over $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of Petitioner and the minor children.”

Also Read: Angelina Jolie Speaks Out on Brad Pitt Split: ‘We’re All Just Healing’

The new court filing comes a day after Jolie filed her own papers, saying that she wants their marriage to be dissolved by the end of the year.

In the papers, Jolie also says that Pitt has “paid no meaningful child support” since their separation.

The papers make note of “informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses,” but says they “have not been regularly sustained” by Pitt for “over a year and a half.”

Also Read: Brad Pitt on Life Pre-Divorce: ‘I Was Boozing Too Much’

The papers add that Jolie plans to file “for the establishment of a retroactive child support order.”

“Brangelina,” as they were dubbed by the media, met on the set of the 2005 action movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” in which they played rival assassins who also happen to be married to each other. There was widespread speculation at the time that their relationship began on the set and that Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston so he could be with Jolie.

They were officially married in a private ceremony at a French chateau in August 2014.

Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The actress also requested sole physical custody of their six children, offering Pitt visitation rights and joint legal custody. Pitt officially adopted three of Jolie’s children, while Jolie gave birth to three more children of their own over the course of their relationship.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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Brad Pitt has filed new legal papers in his divorce proceedings with estranged wife Angelina Jolie, taking aim at her claim that the actor has paid “no meaningful child support” since the couple’s separation more than a year ago.

In a response to a filing from Jolie on Tuesday, Pitt’s legal team calls Jolie’s filing a “thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage.”

The new papers, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, also say that Pitt has laid out more than $9 million for the benefit of Jolie and their children.

“Petitioner’s request is unnecessary, omits material information and is a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage,” Wednesday’s filing reads, adding, “There is no need for a Case Management Conference to schedule a hearing or filing deadlines regarding child support.”

According to the new filing, lawyers in the divorce proceedings held a conference call with the judge last week, and Jolie’s legal team “made no mention of any child support issues.”

Wednesday’s filing continues, “Respondent adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid significant child support. Respondent has previously loaned Petitioner $8 million to assist her in purchasing her current residence and has paid over $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of Petitioner and the minor children.”

The new court filing comes a day after Jolie filed her own papers, saying that she wants their marriage to be dissolved by the end of the year.

In the papers, Jolie also says that Pitt has “paid no meaningful child support” since their separation.

The papers make note of “informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses,” but says they “have not been regularly sustained” by Pitt for “over a year and a half.”

The papers add that Jolie plans to file “for the establishment of a retroactive child support order.”

“Brangelina,” as they were dubbed by the media, met on the set of the 2005 action movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” in which they played rival assassins who also happen to be married to each other. There was widespread speculation at the time that their relationship began on the set and that Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston so he could be with Jolie.

They were officially married in a private ceremony at a French chateau in August 2014.

Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The actress also requested sole physical custody of their six children, offering Pitt visitation rights and joint legal custody. Pitt officially adopted three of Jolie’s children, while Jolie gave birth to three more children of their own over the course of their relationship.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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11 Legendary Celebs Who Don’t Have Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Photos)

Carrie Fisher? Prince? Leonardo DiCaprio?!? Why don’t these legendary celebrities have stars on the Walk of Fame, but some TV executive from the ’50s I’ve never heard of does? Why does Gene Autry have five anyway? Well, it’s com…

Carrie Fisher? Prince? Leonardo DiCaprio?!? Why don’t these legendary celebrities have stars on the Walk of Fame, but some TV executive from the ’50s I’ve never heard of does? Why does Gene Autry have five anyway? Well, it’s complicated. Anyone can nominate a celebrity for placement on the Walk of Fame, but the person nominated has to accept the nomination, then pay a $30,000 fee for the ceremony. And they even actually have to show up to the ceremony. And if the celebrity is dead, that person is only eligible for inclusion five years after their death, with only one posthumous award granted by a voting body annually. But that shouldn’t stop us from trying! So here are some names of individuals who are certainly deserving but you won’t see when strolling Hollywood Boulevard.

Carrie Fisher

Fisher’s snub from the Walk of Fame has been the most vocal of the last few years. When she passed away, fans wanted to place a miniature shrine by her star and were disappointed when they couldn’t find it. Then Mark Hamill was awarded a star of his own, and Harrison Ford paid a dear tribute to Fisher at Hamill’s ceremony. And finally, after Donald Trump’s star was vandalized, Hamill suggested that Fisher’s name replace his.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Over two years ago, someone started a petition on Change.org to see Leo get his star on the Walk of Fame. But just like “Titanic,” let’s just assume Kate Winslet’s is taking up too much space.

Prince

Prince originally turned down a place on the Walk of Fame back when his song “1999” was released. But when he died in April of 2016, one fan made a “temporary” star on one of the nearly 500 currently blank spaces available.

Julia Roberts and Clint Eastwood

Julia Roberts and Clint Eastwood are both among some of the celebrities who have notably turned down the opportunity to get a place on the Walk of Fame.

Bruce Springsteen, Denzel Washington, George Clooney and Al Pacino

Bruce Springsteen accepted his Walk of Fame honor, but then never showed up to his ceremony. Now the Walk of Fame committee has a rule that an honoree must schedule the ceremony within five years of accepting the prize.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

As of 2017, Today reported that even mega A-listers like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie had never even been nominated for a star, which seems like a bizarre oversight.

Your favorite young pop star

Much as we’d like to see Cardi B or Selena Gomez or take your pick of the hot pop star of the day on the walk of fame, you have to have five years of work within your designated field in order to be eligible for consideration, and then you have to wow the nominating committee of your career achievements on the whole.

Dozens more

Some other famous people who are currently without stars on the Walk of Fame: Robert Redford, George Lucas, Robert DeNiro, Warren Beatty, Will Smith, Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Jim Carrey, Michael Keaton, Peter Sellers, the director David Lean, Marcello Mastroianni and many more.

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Brad Pitt Has ‘Paid No Meaningful Child Support’ Since Separation, Angelina Jolie Says

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce could be winding to a close soon — but apparently there’s still a bit of drama remaining.

Jolie filed court papers on Tuesday saying that she wants their marriage to be dissolved by the end of the year.

In the papers, Jolie also alleges that Pitt has “paid no meaningful child support” since their separation.

Also Read: Angelina Jolie Speaks Out on Brad Pitt Split: ‘We’re All Just Healing’

The papers make note of “informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses,” but says they “have not been regularly sustained” by Pitt for “over a year and a half.”

The papers add that Jolie plans to file “for the establishment of a retroactive child support order.”

TheWrap has reached out to representatives for Pitt seeking comment on Jolie’s accusations.

Also Read: Brad Pitt on Life Pre-Divorce: ‘I Was Boozing Too Much’

“Brangelina,” as they were dubbed by the media, met on the set of the 2005 action movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” in which they played rival assassins who also happen to be married to each other. There was widespread speculation at the time that their relationship began on the set and that Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston so he could be with Jolie.

They were officially married in a private ceremony at a French chateau in August 2014.

Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The actress also requested sole physical custody of the couples’ six children, offering Pitt visitation rights and joint legal custody. Pitt officially adopted three of Jolie’s children, while Jolie gave birth to three more children of their own over the course of their relationship.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce could be winding to a close soon — but apparently there’s still a bit of drama remaining.

Jolie filed court papers on Tuesday saying that she wants their marriage to be dissolved by the end of the year.

In the papers, Jolie also alleges that Pitt has “paid no meaningful child support” since their separation.

The papers make note of “informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses,” but says they “have not been regularly sustained” by Pitt for “over a year and a half.”

The papers add that Jolie plans to file “for the establishment of a retroactive child support order.”

TheWrap has reached out to representatives for Pitt seeking comment on Jolie’s accusations.

“Brangelina,” as they were dubbed by the media, met on the set of the 2005 action movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” in which they played rival assassins who also happen to be married to each other. There was widespread speculation at the time that their relationship began on the set and that Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston so he could be with Jolie.

They were officially married in a private ceremony at a French chateau in August 2014.

Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The actress also requested sole physical custody of the couples’ six children, offering Pitt visitation rights and joint legal custody. Pitt officially adopted three of Jolie’s children, while Jolie gave birth to three more children of their own over the course of their relationship.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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Margot Robbie Is Sharon Tate in First Look at Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ (Photo)

Margot Robbie is Sharon Tate in a first-look photo of her role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

In the picture, Robbie is wearing a black and white outfit and looks strikingly similar to the actress, who was killed in 1969. The film follows Rick (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they struggle to make their way in an industry that has passed them by, all while Rick’s next door neighbor, Sharon Tate, makes headlines after she is murdered by Charles Manson.

Along with the aforementioned actors, the cast also includes Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.

Also Read: First Look at Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt Take on the ’60s

This is the ninth film from Tarantino, who is producing with Sharon McIntosh and David Heyman.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will be released on July 26, 2019.

See the photo below.

First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood @onceinhollywood

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Margot Robbie is Sharon Tate in a first-look photo of her role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

In the picture, Robbie is wearing a black and white outfit and looks strikingly similar to the actress, who was killed in 1969. The film follows Rick (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they struggle to make their way in an industry that has passed them by, all while Rick’s next door neighbor, Sharon Tate, makes headlines after she is murdered by Charles Manson.

Along with the aforementioned actors, the cast also includes Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.

This is the ninth film from Tarantino, who is producing with Sharon McIntosh and David Heyman.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will be released on July 26, 2019.

See the photo below.

First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood @onceinhollywood

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‘Brokeback Mountain’ Almost Starred Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Gus Van Sant Says

Although Ang Lee directed the 2005 film “Brokeback Mountain,” Gus Van Sant was among the directors initially approached for it — and Van Sant now recalls actors like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio turning down the roles.

“Nobody wanted to do it,” Van Sant told IndieWire. “I was working on it, and I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. That wasn’t working out. I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no.”

Of course, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal ended up starring in the film that followed the secretive relationship of two cowboys. It ended up becoming one of the most financially and critically successful LGBTQ films of all time, winning three Oscars and being nominated for four more. It grossed $178 million worldwide.

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Producers James Schamus and Diana Ossana (who also wrote the screenplay for the film) have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment, but Ossana told IndieWire that “yes, all those young gentlemen (at the time) turned down the project, for various reasons.”

Representatives for distributor Focus Features, and for Damon, Pitt, DiCaprio and Phillippe, have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

In retrospect, Van Sant says he probably should have “cast more unknowns, not worried about who were the lead actors.”

“I was not ready. I’m not sure why,” he added. “There was just sort of a hiccup on my part. There was something off with myself, I guess, whatever was going on.”

Also Read: First Look at Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt Take on the ’60s

Van Sant says he was also offered “Call Me by Your Name,” which was directed by Luca Guadagnino and starred Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet.

“I think in that case in particular … I don’t think it would have panned out the way it did if I had directed it. I think it was great,” he said. “I like the film. I think the sentimentality and the ending of the film was something that probably wasn’t in the book in the same way. It maybe was in the book, but I think that he got something really great that I think is very… I’m not sure I would have ended up in the same place, so it probably wouldn’t have done as well.”

Van Sant’s latest film, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” is playing in theaters now. Pitt and DiCaprio, of course, starred in 2015’s “The Audition” together and will next co-star in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Van Sant directed Damon in “Good Will Hunting.”

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Although Ang Lee directed the 2005 film “Brokeback Mountain,” Gus Van Sant was among the directors initially approached for it — and Van Sant now recalls actors like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio turning down the roles.

“Nobody wanted to do it,” Van Sant told IndieWire. “I was working on it, and I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast. That wasn’t working out. I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no.”

Of course, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal ended up starring in the film that followed the secretive relationship of two cowboys. It ended up becoming one of the most financially and critically successful LGBTQ films of all time, winning three Oscars and being nominated for four more. It grossed $178 million worldwide.

Producers James Schamus and Diana Ossana (who also wrote the screenplay for the film) have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment, but Ossana told IndieWire that “yes, all those young gentlemen (at the time) turned down the project, for various reasons.”

Representatives for distributor Focus Features, and for Damon, Pitt, DiCaprio and Phillippe, have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

In retrospect, Van Sant says he probably should have “cast more unknowns, not worried about who were the lead actors.”

“I was not ready. I’m not sure why,” he added. “There was just sort of a hiccup on my part. There was something off with myself, I guess, whatever was going on.”

Van Sant says he was also offered “Call Me by Your Name,” which was directed by Luca Guadagnino and starred Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet.

“I think in that case in particular … I don’t think it would have panned out the way it did if I had directed it. I think it was great,” he said. “I like the film. I think the sentimentality and the ending of the film was something that probably wasn’t in the book in the same way. It maybe was in the book, but I think that he got something really great that I think is very… I’m not sure I would have ended up in the same place, so it probably wouldn’t have done as well.”

Van Sant’s latest film, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” is playing in theaters now. Pitt and DiCaprio, of course, starred in 2015’s “The Audition” together and will next co-star in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Van Sant directed Damon in “Good Will Hunting.”

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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ Says Gus Van Sant

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” director Gus Van Sant revealed in an interview with IndieWire that both Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio passed on “Brokeback Mountain,” the gay love story that snagged eight Ac…

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” director Gus Van Sant revealed in an interview with IndieWire that both Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio passed on “Brokeback Mountain,” the gay love story that snagged eight Academy Award nominations in 2006 — the most of any film that year. Van Sant, who was approached to […]