Movies | May 21, 2019 1:28 pm

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Trailer Explores Charles Manson-era L.A.

The clip also gives a look at Margot Robbie’s take on Sharon Tate

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.' (Instagram)
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.' (Instagram)

Premiering this week at the Cannes Film Festival, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s official trailer was just dropped by Sony Pictures ahead of the film’s debut.

The trailer gives us a glimpse of Margot Robbie’s take on murdered actress Sharon Tate as well as a look at the man that killed her, Charles Manson (played by Damon Herriman).

Director Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film “visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.”

In a new interview with EsquireTarantino discussed the film’s title:

“Well, there is a fairy-tale aspect, so the title fits pretty good. But this is a memory piece also. So it’s not historical fact per se. It is a Hollywood of reality—but a Hollywood of the mind at the same time. I was so happy with the title, but I was afraid to put it into the atmosphere. Whenever I referred to this project, I referred to it as Magnum Opus. A movie came out two years ago called Once Upon a Time in Venice.I go, ‘That was scary.’”

In addition to Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood also stars Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Margaret Qualley, Lena Durham and Al Pacino.

The trailer is below:

Billed as a “tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age,” Once Upon A Time In Hollywood hits theaters July 26.

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