We heard late last week that the first official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and while we’re clamoring to finally get a glimpse at what the acclaimed filmmaker has cooked up for his next project, we’re slowly being led into the trailer with character posters featuring the stars of the picture. Tarantino is giving the horrific events of the summer of 1969 the Inglorious Basterds approach, as he’ll be adapting the Manson Family Murders with some liberties that only Tarantino can do.
Rather than be a straight up biopic, Tarantino is taking the windy road to the left and will have the story follow a famous Western TV star (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) as they make their way through a continuously growing and changing Hollywood. How is this connected to those events? Well, the two just so happen to live next door to Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), the popular actress who was the center of the brutal murders. Outside of that, no major details have been revealed, leaving all of us in the dark until that first trailer. Luckily, these new posters do leave some small clues.
While not confirmed or official by any means, the posters themselves clearly indicate that this film is a story about Hollywood, and not just those attacks. Sure, with the main characters living next door to the site mean that the major storyline may focus on that, but overall, it could very well end up being a film about Hollywood in general, and not just those events. It’s also telegraphed by the fact that the font of the poster is in the same font used for the Hollywood sign, which could end up just being a coincidence, but hard to believe that that’s the case with Tarantino at the helm.
Take a look at the posters below, and make sure to leave some comments on my thoughts in the section below! Will it be about Hollywood or more so about the Manson Family Murders? How do you like the cast? With these posters dropping in consecutive days, expect to see a trailer fairly soon, possibly at the end of the week. Also starring Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Lena Dunham, Burt Reynolds, Damian Lewis, Scoot McNairy, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Clifton Collins, Emile Hirsch, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Danny Strong, Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be released on July 26th.