Cameras haven't even started rolling yet on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's semi-fact based drama set against the backdrop of Hollywood in 1969 - but it's already being talked up as one of the acclaimed filmmaker's best yet.
DiCaprio last worked with Tarantino on "Django Unchained" in 2012, while Pitt last worked with the director back in 2009, on 'Inglourious Basterds'.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino said: "It's very hush-hush and top secret".
"During the summer, little by little, block by block, we'll be transforming Los Angeles in the psychedelic Hollywood of 1969", exclaimed Tarantino.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director also said the film is: "probably the closest to "Pulp Fiction" that I have done".
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will mark the first Tarantino project since the Weinstein scandal broke, and alsp frequent Tarantino collaborator Uma Thurman's revealing New York Times interview. The film is set in LA during the time of the Manson murders and will see Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt leading an all-star cast.
As for the characters, DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, while Pitt will play his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth. Fifty years after Paul Newman and Robert Redford made movie magic as Wild West outlaws in the Academy Award-winning film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, director Quentin Tarantino has found their modern-day counterparts.
Margot Robbie hasn't officially been announced to play Sharon Tate yet, but Deadline has reported that Tarantino met her personally to play the role. "It's hard to speak about a film that we haven't done yet, but I'm incredibly excited to work with Brad Pitt, and I think he's going to transport us", DiCaprio said. I'm a huge fan of Singin' in the Rain - movies about Hollywood.
DiCaprio, meanwhile, declared Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood script to be "one of the most fantastic screenplays".
The film will release on August 19, 2019 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the murders.