Leonardo DiCaprio plays a TV star named Rick Dalton in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and we get a taste of his former glory days in a hilarious flashback that involves Dalton igniting a group of “Nazi bastards” on fire with a flamethrower.
But those moments of fame are behind him, as he’s now embarrassing himself by sneezing on set and taking TV Western roles that are beneath him.
“It’s official old buddy,” DiCaprio’s Dalton says to Brad Pitt’s stunt double character. “I’m a has-been.”
He now also has to live with the knowledge that he’s living next door to none other than Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). And it doesn’t help that Pitt meets a woman who says to him, “Charlie’s going to dig you.”
That’s Charles Manson, if you forgot.
“Once Upon a Time …. in Hollywood” is Tarantino’s ninth film, and it premieres at Cannes Tuesday before opening in theaters from Sony on July 26. Tarantino has asked that people who see the movie at Cannes withhold any spoilers, but for now we have this trailer to get excited over.
Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed the film that also stars Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Margot Qualley and the late Luke Perry. Watch the new trailer above.