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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 April 2019

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' trailer drops for Quentin Tarantino's new film

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio star in the legendary filmmaker's ninth movie

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Columbia Pictures’ 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'. Courtesy Sony Pictures
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Columbia Pictures’ 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'. Courtesy Sony Pictures

A teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s next film has dropped. Starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is, unsurprisingly, set in Hollywood, California in the late 1960s. The film is about a faded TV actor and his stunt double, and follows the pair as their attempt to make it in the Los Angeles film industry during Hollywood's Golden Age. Below, we share five takeways from the teaser trailer:

Star-studded cast

The film stars Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate and will weave fact and fiction into a story about Hollywood in 1969. DiCaprio and Pitt will play an actor and his stunt coordinator based on Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham.

A fun friendship

The trailer starts with an interview with our star-studded duo as they talk about their work. DiCaprio portrays actor Rick Dalton, as Pitt plays Dalton's best friend and stunt double, Cliff Booth. This scene sets up the nature of the relationship between our two leads: they're cheeky and confident.

Brad Pitt stars alongside DiCaprio in Tarantino's ninth movie. Courtesy Sony Pictures
Brad Pitt stars alongside DiCaprio in Tarantino's ninth movie. Courtesy Sony Pictures

A mash-up of genres

This being a film about Hollywood, and the fact that it's a Tarantino movie, it'll no doubt be a masterpiece in mixing film genres. In the teaser trailer, in a quick succession of shots, we see DiCaprio’s character starring in what looks like a heist film, a noir drama, and a cowboy western film.

It's the ninth Tarantino flick

Why is that significant? Well, Tarantino has long asserted that he would only direct 10 films in his career. Whether or not he will stick to that is something we will have to wait and see. The stark reminder that we might be watching the penultimate film from the auteur director is especially melancholic.

Bruce Lee makes an appearance (kind of)

Actor and martial artist Mike Moh acts as Bruce Lee. For a brief second in the trailer you could think they had resurrected the legendary actor and martial arts star for the movie.

There are high hopes

Pairing Pitt and DiCaprio together is a stroke of brilliance but will it translate it the film? Tarantino has always been full of masterful movies throughout his career, and this one minute and 45 second teaser trailer seems to show he hasn't lost his touch. The film doesn’t have a fixed release date, but July seems the be the month to look forward to.

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Updated: March 21, 2019 02:59 PM

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