Fresh off its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (opens in new tab), Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (opens in new tab) is heading your way. The all-star tale set in the heart of Tinseltown bowed to stellar reviews on the French Riviera, ramping up the excitement for its global rollout this summer. Taking place in 1969, just months before the Manson murders saw an end to flower-power idealism, this multi-stranded character-driven odyssey is the closest movie QT has come to his iconic sophomore effort, Pulp Fiction.
At its core is the touching bromance between fading TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), who both have seen better days. In the exclusive image above, courtesy of our sister publication Total Film (opens in new tab), you can see good buddies Rick and Cliff behind the wheel as they cruise the L.A. boulevards in search of adventure.
Featuring a stunning roll call of A-List talent – Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen and many, many more – it’s also loaded with Tarantino’s encyclopedic references to pop-culture gems. With Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate, the actress-wife to Roman Polanski, the head-spinning blend of reality and fiction will be enough to keep film fans playing spot the reference for months.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens in the US on July 26 and in the UK on August 14, and this exclusive image comes courtesy of the new issue of Total Film magazine, which hits shelves this Friday, May 31. Included in the issue, a huge on-set exclusive for Spider-Man: Far From Home (opens in new tab) and a massive blockbuster preview (including many in our upcoming movies (opens in new tab) list, featuring the latest news on Bond 25 (opens in new tab), Star Wars Episode 9 (opens in new tab): The Rise of Skywalker and Joker. Check it out!
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