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Al Pacino Joins ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Pacino will play the agent of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in Quentin Tarantino film

Al Pacino has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s next film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Sony Pictures announced Thursday.

Pacino will play Marvin Shwarz, the agent of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, the diminished Hollywood Western star Rick Dalton. The film follows Rick and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they struggle to make their way in an industry that has passed them by, all while Rick’s next door neighbor, Sharon Tate, makes headlines after she is murdered by Charles Manson.

This is the ninth film from Tarantino, who is producing with Sharon McIntosh and David Heyman. Pacino’s casting comes a day after a slew of cast additions for the film led by Damian Lewis and Dakota Fanning.

Along with the aforementioned actors, the cast also includes  Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will be released Aug. 9, 2019.