LOS ANGELES, NNC - Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt—two of Hollywood's biggest stars—worked together for the next film directed by Quentin Tarantino, made in Hollywood's 1969 period about the murder of Charles Manson.
Film studio Sony Pictures said on Wednesday (3/1/2018) that the film was called "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and will feature DiCaprio as a former Western television series star and Pitt as his stunt double.
It was the first time the two actors starred in a movie together.
"Both are struggling to succeed in Hollywood, which they no longer recognize, but Rick [DiCaprio] has a very famous neighbor...Sharon Tate," Sony Pictures said in a statement.
Tate, an actress who is the wife of director Roman Polanski, who was pregnant, was killed in 1969 by a follower of Manson, one of America's most famous criminals. Manson died in November 2017 at the age of 83 years while serving a life sentence.
The film will be launched on August 9, 2019, exactly 50 years after Tate and four of her friends were stabbed or shot dead.
Tarantino has worked on the script for five years and has lived in the Los Angeles area for most of his life, "including 1969, when I was seven years old."
"I am very happy to tell the story of LA and Hollywood that no longer exists. And I cannot be happier about the dynamic cooperation of DiCaprio and Pitt," he said in a statement, as quoted by Antara.