Quentin Tarantinos movie about Sharon Tate is pushing ahead amid accusations of misconduct from Uma Thurman and Fergie.
The movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood, according to Tarantino.
The two lead characters are Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth. Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they dont recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate, he said.
Brad Pitt, who starred in Tarantinos Inglorious Basterds, has been cast as Booth, while Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained) will play Dalton.
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The movie was originally rumored to focus on Charles Manson and his cult, but appears to revolve more around Tate and Hollywood in general.
Margot Robbie has been connected to the role of the murdered pregnant starlet, but nothing official has been announced.
Ive been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old, Tarantino said in a statement. Im very excited to tell this story of an L.A. and a Hollywood that dont exist anymore. And I couldnt be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.
The casting news comes less than a month after Uma Thurman revealed her near-fatal crash on the set of Kill Bill that left her in a neck brace and with damaged knees.
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The actress laid blame on producer Harvey Weinstein, but Tarantino called the stunt the biggest regret of my life.
Days later, an old interview resurfaced in which Fergie claimed Tarantino got so into his Planet Terror zombie role that he left visible bite marks on her.
He was also forced to apologize to Samantha Geimer after a resurfaced interview in which he said her sexual assault at the hands of Roman Polanski was not rape and that she wanted to have it.
Once Upon a Time is scheduled to hit theaters on Aug. 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Tate killings.