It’s Los Angeles circa 1969 in Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, and everything in changing. TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) are struggling to make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. Although Dalton is a famous face on the small-screen, he’s struggling to make the leap into movies, and Sony Pictures have released a fantastic poster for one of those movies, OPERAZIONE DYN-O-MITE!.
Now that is miles above the official posters for ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. Please give us more of these. Producer David Heyman has said that the film is about “the three classes of Hollywood. There’s the high Hollywood of Sharon [Tate], the declining star of Rick, and there’s Cliff, who lives farther out and with more humble means.” Heyman added that DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton is “not the movie star that he had hoped to be, so he’s struggling — he’s a working actor, but he’s not a movie star,” while Pitt’s Cliff Booth is “at ease, and comfortable with who he is.” Heyman continued, “These are two people who have a history together and the loyalty that they have for one another is really potent. It’s really a film about that friendship and about the power of that friendship as they go on their journeys together and separately.” Speaking of more movie-within-a-movie posters, this one has been making the rounds as well:
The official synopsis for ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD:
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around 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.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD will hit theaters on July 26, 2019.