Remember the other day when we said that should the casting for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood change, we’d be sure to let you know?
Well, Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film just added another Academy Award winner to an already stellar line-up. According to Deadline, 1993’s Best Actor in a Leading Role, Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman), has joined Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in the ninth feature from the two-time Oscar winner.
The addition of Pacino comes after the filmmaker recruited several other talented individuals just yesterday – Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (Homeland), Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) and Luke Perry. Prior to that, Tarantino seemingly filled out the rest of the ensemble for his ninth feature, securing long-serving collaborators Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Death Proof), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs), and Michael Madsen (Kill Bill).
Set in 1969, Once Upon a time in Hollywood will shadow The Wolf of Wall Street’s male lead, Leonardo DiCaprio, as TV western actor Rick Dalton, and the invisible man himself, Brad Pitt, as Cliff Booth, his stunt double, while they “embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves” in 1969 Los Angeles, during the Charles Manson murders.
As for the Australian actress, who confirmed her involvement last month while promoting Terminal, Margot Robbie will be portraying Sharon Tate, the murdered, pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski.
With the likes of Robbie, Hirsch, Fanning and now Pacino all firmly on board, it would seem that most of the casting for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is complete. However, we’ve been wrong before. So again, should that change, we’ll be sure to let you know.