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Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Adds Al Pacino

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Adds Al Pacino

Al Pacino is joining the stellar cast of Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is set at the time of the Manson Family's Tate and LaBianca murders in 1969.

He added: 'During this summer, we will, little by little, street by street, block by block, transform Los Angeles into the psychedelic era of Hollywood in 1969'.

The film will be a first for Tarantino in being based on true events, as Inglorious Basterds was technically set in World War II and featured key leaders including Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, but in an alternate history that did not follow the true events. It centres around Rick Dalton (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), the former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling in the new Hollywood, but Dalton has a famous neighbour, the actress Sharon Tate (portrayed by Robbie).

There is no indication yet if Al Pacino's character Marvin Schwanz is based on an actual talent agent from that era, but it could be possible since numerous cast members will be playing real-life characters.

Pacino recently drew strong reviews for his portrayal of Penn State coach Joe Paterno, and will next appear in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman.

Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, and Dakota Fanning will join the already A-list laden cast, which will tell the story of the Sharon Tate murders at the hands of Charles Manson.

The trio join Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie in the film that takes place in 1960s Hollywood, around the time of the Manson Family Murders.

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