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As with every Tarantino project, the more I hear about it the more excited I get. Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Brad Pitt has officially joined Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Leonardo DiCaprio. There have also been talks of  Tom Cruise, Margo Robbie and Al Pacino joining, but none of the their names have been confirmed yet. Tarantino also gave some details on the story and characters:
“Tarantino describes it as ‘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.'”
For those not familiar, Sharon Tate was the wife of Roman Polanski who was victim of the Mason Family Murders. A movie I can’t helped but reminded of when hearing this is Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam. In similar fashion, it follows a group of characters affected by the Son of Sam murders in 1977 without directly dealing with the actual event. It’s an interesting way of showing terrifying historical events through the eyes of everyday people. I’m sure Tarantino will give us a violent, entertaining, and fascinating film given the subject matter as per usual.