Lena Dunham Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Cast

Drama set in 1969 Los Angeles will be “Girls” actress’ first major feature film role

Lena Dunham Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Lena Dunham has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Dunham will play the role of Gypsy. This is Dunham’s first major feature film role.

In addition, Austin Butler has joined the cast as Tex, Maya Hawke will play fictional character Flower Child, and Lorenza Izzo will play Francesca Capucci, a glamorous Italian movie star.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” visits 1969 Los Angeles, where onetime TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way in an industry they hardly recognize anymore.  The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

The film is written and directed by Tarantino. Producers are David Heyman, Tarantino, and Shannon McIntosh.

Sony has slated the film to be released on July 26, 2019.

Dunham is represented by CAA. Her credits include “Camping,” “Girls,” “American Horry Story: Cult,” and Tiny Furniture.

Butler is represented by WME and Anonymous Content. He just starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of “The iceman Cometh.”

Hawke is represented by CAA and Untitled. Her credits include “Stranger Things” and the recently released “Little Women.”

Izzo is represented by Authentic and Paradigm. Her credits include “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” and “Life Itself.”