Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt to star in new Tarantino film

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio will star together in Quentin Tarantino's next film.
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio will star together in Quentin Tarantino's next film. Photo credit: Reuters/File

Quentin Tarantino's next project will star two titans of the silver screen.

Sony announced on Wednesday (local time) that Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt will appear in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a film about the gruesome murder of actress Sharon Tate.

Tarantino says DiCaprio and Pitt will play a washed-up TV star and his stunt double, respectively.

"Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognise anymore," he says.

"But [DiCaprio's character] has a very famous next-door neighbour...Sharon Tate."

Both Dicaprio and Pitt have worked with Tarantino before. DiCaprio played slave owner Calvin Candie in 2012's Django Unchained, while Pitt appeared as Nazi-hunting Lieutenant Aldo Raine in 2009's Inglourious Basterds. 

This is the first time the two A-listers will appear in a film together. 

Tarantino, who will write the screenplay as well as direct, says his newest film will capture the "height of hippy Hollywood".

Tate, who was married to filmmaker Roman Polanski, was killed by followers of Charles Manson in her Los Angeles home in 1969. She was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be released on August 9, 2019, 50 years and a day on from Tate's murder.

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