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The trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” is finally here.
We’ve already seen Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie look stunning in vintage ’60s threads, and we even saw DiCaprio do the twist, but now we see the full picture of Hollywood in 1969.
Tarantino has teased that the film would include real life luminaries in the peripheries, but did anyone anticipate Brad Pitt fighting with Bruce Lee? Or a smirking, sinister Charles Manson?
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is set in Hollywood in 1969 and follows a fading TV actor who teams up with his stunt double to reclaim fame during Hollywood’s final years of its golden age. But always lurking in the shadows of what is, in a way, an otherwise sunny and colorful Hollywood fairy tale, is Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders that took place in this same time period.
“Actors are required to do a lot of dangerous stuff,” DiCaprio’s actor character says of his stunt double, played by Pitt. “Cliff here helps carry the load.”
This first trailer also gives a fuller look at the absolutely stellar cast that Tarantino has assembled, many of whom are portraying real-life figures involved in the Manson story. Robbie is, of course, playing Sharon Tate, with Bruce Dern portraying rancher George Spahn, Dakota Fanning as Squeaky Fromme, Damian Lewis as legendary actor Steve McQueen, Emile Hirsch as Jay Sebring, and Lena Dunham is “Gypsy” Share.
Sony Pictures is releasing “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” on July 26.
Watch the first trailer for Tarantino’s film above: