The teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been rated and is expected to arrive very soon. Tarantino, of course, made his name in the early 1990s with the films Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, and has evolved from the cool new kid on the indie movie block to a widely-celebrated Oscar winning filmmaker in the years since then. His last film, the dark western The Hateful Eight, hit theaters in late 2015, but Tarantino will be back this summer with a very different period piece in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt (who previously worked with Tarantino on Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds, respectively) will share the screen in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as former western TV show star Rick Dalton and his trusted stunt double, Cliff Booth. The movie follows the pair as they try and get ahead in Hollywood circa 1969, against the backdrop of L.A.'s '60s counter-cultural revolution and the Charles Manson murders. Those who're eager to get their first look at the film won't have to wait much longer, either.
According to Trailer Track, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood teaser trailer has been rated and is expected to arrive as soon as next Monday, March 18. Sony, which is releasing in the film, presumably intends to attach the trailer to Jordan Peele's Us - which is projected to be a big hit at the box office - when the anticipated horror movie begins playing in theaters on Thursday evening, March 21.
It was initially thought that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood would focus specifically on the Manson murders, before Tarantino explained that the film really deals with life and culture during the late '60s in general. Nevertheless, Margot Robbie will play a substantial role in the movie as Sharon Tate, who just so happens to be Rick's next door neighbor when the story picks up. The first images from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood suggest that Tarantino and his crew here - including, costume designer Arianne Phillips (Kingsman) and production designer Barbara Ling (The Lucky One) - are really going all out on recreating the look and feel of 1969, so it'll be interesting to see whether that comes through equally strong in the teaser trailer.
With Once Upon a Time in Hollywood due to arrive in late July, now feels like the right time for Sony to really get its marketing for the film up and going. Tarantino's films are typically a force to be reckoned with at the box office and that will almost certainly remain the case here, given the movie's star-power alone. Indeed, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's cast runs deep with big name talent and includes Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, and Margaret Qualley (among others) in supporting roles. On a tragic note though, the film will also mark the last big screen appearance by Luke Perry, following the actor's passing back on March 4.
Source: Trailer Track
- Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) release date: Jul 26, 2019