Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio reveal more about upcoming Manson movie

Lawrence Kim
April 24, 2018

Tarantino made the remarks during a surprise appearance with the Oscar-winning actor at the Las Vegas CinemaCon yesterday (23 April), with the pair revealing new details about the upcoming movie.

While Pitt was absent from the convention, DiCaprio supported Tarantino on the Caesars Palace stage, saying that the film has "one of the most wonderful screenplays [writer-director Tarantino] has ever written". "It's all very much hush-hush and top secret". But I can tell you that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in 1969, at the height of the counterculture, hippy revolution and the height of new Hollywood.

"This is probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I've done", he added.

'I think [Tarantino] transports us into a different era, ' the Django Unchained actor said.

"During the summer, little by little, block by block, we'll be transforming Los Angeles in the psychedelic Hollywood of 1969", exclaimed Tarantino.

At Sony Pictures' CinemaCon presentation on Monday night, Tarantino said Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the film's two leading men, will be "the most exciting dynamic star duo since Paul Newman and Robert Redford".

Pitt was not present at CinemaCon but DiCaprio said that the new film has "one of the most awesome screenplays [writer-director Tarantino] has ever written". I'm a huge fan of Singin' in the Rain - movies about Hollywood. "We are going to do our best job to make it fantastic", said DiCaprio.

Sony's Motion Picture Group President Tom Rothman called Tarantino's script "the best I've had the privilege to read".

Tarantino reminded the crowd that he too is an exhibitor with his Beverly Cinema and praised the owners present for their hard work, and continually offering "the theatrical experience outside the living room where it belongs with audience reactions".

The new Butch and Sundance will be coming at you on August 9, 2019.

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