Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” debuted its teaser poster today with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio looking retro cool. The film tells the tale of the Manson Family killing of actress of Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) set against other crazy events in the summer of 1969.
At the legendary Smokehouse eatery last night Tarantino was a part of the Horror Director crowd as a guest of Director Mick Garris’s bi-annual Masters of Horror dinner. The gathering included James Gunn, who was congratulated on being rehired by Disney for “Guardians of the Galaxy 3.” He’s off to South America to shoot the reboot of “Suicide Squad.”
Among other horror maestros there were Joe Dante, Leigh Whannell, John Landis and Adam Rifkin. Tarantino and Rifkin, director of Burt Reynolds final film ‘The Last Movie Star,” commiserated over the legendary star’s recent passing. Quentin had cast Burt in “Once Upon a Time,” but unfortunately Reynolds died the week before he was supposed to shoot his role of George Spahn the owner of the ranch where the Manson family lived. (Tarantino did cast Luke Perry, will appear posthumously.) Bruce Dern stepped in play the role.
Very likely debuting in Cannes this May, Quentin’s homage to the town he loves, he’s been working on this script for five years, is filled with stars including the late Luke Perry, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Damian Lewis, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant and more. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” is set to be released on July 26th.