Phrases like “most anticipated film of the year” tend to get thrown around a lot — often in unworthy places. But it would be no exaggeration to say that Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is one of the most — if not the most – hyped film of 2019. And the dizzy, surreal, and delightful trailer shows that it’s worth the hype. The film has a devastatingly star-studded cast, featuring Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, Leonardo DiCaprio as a former western TV star, with Brad Pitt as his stunt double. The film also features Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning and the late Luke Perry — an astonishing ensemble.
Twenty-five years since Pulp Fiction made a slam at Cannes, Tarantino is returning the festival with his latest offering, one that’s been on his mind for a long time. “I’ve 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 explained. “I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore.”
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It must be difficult for Tarantino to live up to his own reputation and history, but Once Upon A Time In Hollywood looks like a fitting return to Cannes — 25 years after his iconic debut.