Al Pacino boards Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Al Pacino boards Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Carla Harmon
June 9, 2018

Al Pacino has joined the cast of the '60s-set Los Angeles drama, EW has confirmed. This is the first time Pacino has worked with Tarantino.

The cast of Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming ninth film has just grown by three, as a number of big stars have signed on to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

Their struggles are plentiful as they arrive in a Hollywood they don't recognise anymore.

The movie, which was originally being billed as film about the Manson murders, is shaping up to be a Pulp Fiction-style narrative that takes place in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969 and at the height of hippy Hollywood, with the murders serving as part of the background to the main narrative. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), the former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth (Pitt). Who else can't wait to see him and DiCaprio tear it up alongside co-star Brad Pitt?

It is the hotly-anticipated latest film from directing legend Quentin Tarantino, featuring an array of Hollywood heavyweights.

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, meanwhile, will portray acting icon Steve McQueen, Luke Perry is Scotty Lancer, Emile Hirsch is hairstylist Jay Sebring, Dakota Fanning is Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme - a member of the Manson family - Clifton Collins is Ernesto the Mexican Vaquero, Keith Jefferson is Land Pirate Keith, and Nicholas Hammond is director Sam Wanamaker.

The film is set to be produced by Tarantino, David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and is set for release on 9 August 2019.

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