James Marsden the latest to join Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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Writer/director Quentin Tarantino is assembling the cast for his new film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, but it's getting to the point where there are so many people involved that he might as well be building a small army. So far we know that the lead roles in the film, which is set in 1969 Los Angeles, "at the height of hippy Hollywood", have gone to Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who will be playing 

Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor… Sharon Tate.

Also in the cast are Margot Robbie as actress and Manson Family victim Sharon Tate; Burt Reynolds as George Spahn, the man who owned the ranch the Manson Family lived on; Luke Perry as a character named Scotty Lancer; Clifton Collins Jr. as Ernesto the Mexican Vaquero; Keith Jefferson as Land Pirate Keith; 1970s TV Spider-Man Nicholas Hammond as real life actor/director Sam Wanamaker; Damian Lewis as iconic actor Steve McQueen; Dakota Fanning as Squeaky Fromme, "the Manson disciple who later tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford"; Emile Hirsch as Jay Sebring, a "Hollywood hairstylist who was one of four victims in the Tate murders on Cielo Drive"; Al Pacino as Rick's agent Marvin Schwarz; and Zoe Bell, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, and Timothy Olyphant in unspecified roles.

You can now add to that list Collins' Westworld co-star James Marsden, who may be best known for playing Cyclops in the early X-MEN films, as well as child actress Julia Butters, who has had multiple-episode roles on the shows Transparent and American Housewife. Details on their characters have not been shared.

Tarantino is producing ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD with David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh. The film is scheduled to reach theatres on August 9, 2019, which will also mark the 50th anniversary of the Tate murders.

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Source: Variety



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