A new trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been officially released online. This summer, fan-favorite auteur Quentin Tarantino returns with another film that promises to be a highly entertaining ride fueled by a compelling, A-list cast. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as fading TV star Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, respectively, as they look to reclaim their former fame. And as evidenced by Margot Robbie portraying Sharon Tate, the infamous Charles Manson murders are going to be an aspect of the film's narrative, but not the primary focus.
With a prime July release date and awards-worthy talent on both sides of the camera, Sony obviously feels like they have a winner in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Cementing that notion is the fact the film held its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where Tarantino won the Palme d'Or 25 years ago for Pulp Fiction. Unsurprisingly, the studio is using the film's festival presence to unleash a new wave of marketing materials, and there's now a new trailer to check out.
Sony officially released the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer today. You can watch it for yourself in the space below:
Whereas the teaser trailer from a couple of months ago was more about establishing the tone and atmosphere of the picture, this preview dives into story elements in greater detail. Rick, after stringing together a (seemingly) successful career headlining movies and a TV series, is now confronting his status as a has-been while living next door to Sharon Tate. DiCaprio, who hasn't starred in a film since winning an Oscar for 2015's The Revenant, looks to be in top form once again. After a physically demanding and emotionally grueling turn in Revenant, it's nice to see him let loose and have fun onscreen. Elsewhere, it looks like Cliff may be getting involved with Charles Manson's cult for reasons unknown - which could have some disastrous ramifications.
Robbie's Sharon Tate is seen in the trailer as well, though the marketing department seems to be making a concentrated effort to keep a majority of her role under wraps. With that in mind, it'll be interesting to see where the story goes and how she fits in, specifically. Tarantino recently made an Avengers: Endgame style plea to Cannes attendees to not spoil Once Upon a Time in Hollywood following its screening at the festival, so perhaps there's a twist of some kind involving Sharon. Regardless, it should be fun to watch whatever Tarantino cooked up, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood looks like it'll be one of the most entertaining films of the summer.
- Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) release date: Jul 26, 2019