Not content with having the Hollywood trifecta of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie at its helm, Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming film has added several more high profile actors to its cast.
BY OLIVIA OVENDEN
Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning and Clifton Collins Jr have all been confirmed to join Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in supporting roles.
Deadline reports that, “As befits a Tarantino pic, the casting intrigues: Lewis will play the iconic actor Steve McQueen; Fanning is set as Squeaky Fromme, the Manson disciple who later tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford; Hammond will play director Sam Wanamaker; and Hirsch is Jay Sebring, the Hollywood hairstylist who was one of four victims in the Tate murders on Cielo Drive.”
They add, “Perry is set to play Scotty Lancer, Collins is Ernesto The Mexican Vaquero, and Keith Jefferson is Land Pirate Keith. It’s the third Tarantino film for Jefferson, who also appeared in The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained.”
Last month it was confirmed that recent Oscar-nominee Margot Robbie would join the cast as Manson family victim Sharon Tate in the controversial film, which Leonardo DiCaprio has taken a 50% pay cut from his usual salary to be part of.
Speaking at CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier this year, Tarantino shed some light on plot details.
“It’s very hush hush and top secret. But I can tell you that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in 1969, at the height of the counterculture, hippy revolution and the height of new Hollywood,” he said. “Street by street, block by block, we’ll transform Los Angeles into the Hollywood of 1969.”
The story will reportedly follow a TV actor and his stunt double, as the pair attempt to make a name for themselves in the midst of the Charles Manson murders of 1969.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is due to be released August 9, 2019