We have a brand new, full-length trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This is the latest from Quentin Tarantino, which serves as his follow-up to The Hateful Eight. This time around, the acclaimed filmmaker is playing around in old school Hollywood, and he’s brought Charles Manson with him. While the infamous figure will indeed factor into the story, as made clear in this trailer, it’s also made very clear that this absolutely isn’t a story about the cult leader and murderer. Instead, it’s a tale about a washed-up actor trying to find his way through Tinseltown in the 1960s.
This trailer gives us a much better sense at what to expect, overall, from Tarantino’s latest. We get a more complete sense of the dynamic between the co-leads, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. DiCaprio portrays an actor whose best days are behind him, with Pitt playing his best friend and stuntman. We also get a much better look at Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate. The previous trailer was very much just a teaser and didn’t give us too much of that much-discussed element of the movie. Sadly, we only get a little additional taste of Mike Moh as Bruce Lee.
Another thing that is made clear in this trailer is the scope. It seems that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is really going to explore every corner of 1969 Hollywood. We also get a great sense of the huge ensemble cast. This includes a great scene with Al Pacino, who seems to be playing a studio executive of some sort. There are also sequences with Kurt Russell’s character and Timothy Olyphant and Luke Perry, who tragically passed away recently. This will serve as his final movie.
This is arguably one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year and, barring an unforeseen disaster, a surefire awards season contender. The fictionalized period drama will be making its debut at Cannes today, so we should be getting initial reactions online in the very near future. Quentin Tarantino recently penned an open letter that was released online, asking those who see the movie early to not discuss anything about it, in reviews or otherwise, that might spoil the experience for moviegoers. It’s pretty clear Tarantino has some secrets hiding within this one.
Quentin Tarantino, for his part, has said that he’s going to retire as a director once he’s made ten movies. With this being his ninth, he may have just one left. And that could end up being a Star Trek movie. So this is a significant entry in his filmography. We’ll be sure to bring early reactions coming out of the premiere at Cannes your way as soon as they make their way online. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set to arrive in theaters on July 26. Be sure to check out the new trailer from the Sony Pictures Entertainment YouTube channel below.