Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Revenant (2015)), who is starring alongside Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds (2009), The Big Short (2015)) in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, posted a pic of the two in character on his Instagram.

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First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood

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Pitt looks almost unrecognizable. DiCaprio looks like, well, DiCaprio. If you count the two Kill Bill films as one this is Tarantino’s 9th feature film.

Synopsis:

“A TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.”

Typical of a Tarantino film these days it is littered with a star-studded cast. From Margot Robbie to Burt Reynolds.

I admit, that I’m always a little skeptical when I hear about the subject matter of a new Tarantino film. The pitch just never seems to work for me. Then, once I see the final product I’m usually impressed….usually. This one will take more convincing, if any, then usual. The notion of a story centered around the Manson murders seems…fraught with peril. But I’ve learned that if anyone can pull this off it’s Tarantino.

Another element that should make for interesting monitoring is the Anti-Tarantino rhetoric I’ve noticed from the geek community of late. Generally, this is something I expect to see from the Ball gag crowd but it is also coming from those who are ardent opponents of SJWs and everything they stand for. For reasons…I haven’t quite been able to pin down…these geeks simply aren’t digging the T-man. Is this all related to the #metoo movement, Tarantino the man, or has the creative font between creator and fan simply soured in this case?

No idea…but the film is going forward full steam. I guess we’ll see if this sentiment remains when it opens August 9, 2019.