Al Pacino Joins Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Al Pacino Joins Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

It'll be the first time Pacino works with Tarantino, and the legendary actor joins the already stacked cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, and Timothy Olyphant, among others.

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood just added another Tinseltown legend. The movie is said to be similar to a "Pulp Fiction-like tapestry" that covers a group of characters during that summer. The unlucky pair are "struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore", but soon find themselves faced with what could be a huge opportunity when Rick discovers his neighbor is famous actress Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie.

The star-studded cast already includes some massive Hollywood names, such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, but now Oscar victor Pacino has ensured even greater pulling power.

In the film, Al Pacino will play Marvin Shwarz, Leonardo's agent in Hollywood, reports The Playlist.

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The pic takes place in Los Angeles in 1969.

Pacino recently drew strong reviews for his portrayal of Penn State coach Joe Paterno, and will next appear in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman. Producers for the pic include Tarantino, David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and release is set for August 9, 2019.

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 now set to premiere on the 50th anniversary of the killings: August 9, 2019.

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