Quentin Tarantino is back and ready to deliver us something incredible with his 9th feature film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which follows faded actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they go on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in late 1960s Hollywood.
Here’s the full teaser trailer:
Taking place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood follows the adventures of Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of western TV series Bounty Law, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate (Margo Robbie).
This first teaser for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is packed full of 1960s Hollywood class and you can see Tarantino’s extensive skills at work here as he paints a portrait of this Golden Age of moviemaking and the characters that made it what it was.
Leonardo DiCaprio is all sorts of slick-back cool as the film’s central protagonist Rick Dalton, former star of Bounty Law, who in 1969 is desperate for a hit and trying to do everything with his last shot at fame. Then there’s Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth, a laid-back stunt double who definitely brings the funny here, and the two co-stars have a perfect vibe that really sits well in the Paul Newman/Robert Redford space.
Providing the film with it’s flower power love is Margot Robbie who is taking up the prominent role of the ill-fated Sharon Tate. Robbie is a ringer for Tate’s soft beauty and groovy swing and she has an important role to play in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood as she becomes Rick’s key to success as they are next door neighbours, and I can’t wait to see how this all unfolds.
My excitement for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has been building for some time ever since we got our first look into it, and following on from the release of it’s beautiful images, this new teaser footage is just amazing! Not only does it spotlight the film’s broad setting of the late 1960s and a Hollywood which is going through rapid change, but you can just feel the excitement, hype and energy that Tarantino has directed up on screen and it is simply incredible.
Get ready to experience all the classic cool and retro styling of a cinematic genius at work when Once Upon A Time In Hollywood arrives in cinemas on August 15.
Images: Sony Pictures.