Flashmag Digizine Edition Issue 96 August 2019 - Page 124


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Once upon a time Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

In the midst of a long summer of remakes, sequels, and spinoffs soon comes Quentin

Tarantino’s highly-anticipated directorial effort of Hollywood life in 1969, where run-ins with Bruce Lee and the Manson Murders are blended with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt’s team up as a fictional actor and stuntman. While early numbers had Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at a solid $40 to $60 million debut, box office projections have now dropped.

Now it looks like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood may open closer to the $25 to $30 million range, per Deadline. This is closer in line with the auteur director’s biggest hits such as Inglourious Basterds ($38 million), Django Unchained ($30 million) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 ($25 million). The upcoming drama still has a potential to turn a big profit off its theater run. Django went on to make $425 million worldwide after a comparable first weekend.

The film has already garnered high praise from critics who were present at its premiere at Cannes. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood currently has an impressively fresh 92% on Rotten Tomatoes with 65 reviews filed. Tarantino has also teased it's the closest he’s gotten to Pulp Fiction and his personal love letter to Los Angeles.

In Theaters since July 26, 2019

STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Damian Lewis, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Nicholas Hammond, Luke Perry, Keith Jefferson, Clifton Collins Jr., Timothy Olyphant, James Marsden, and Al Pacino

WRITTEN BY: Quentin Tarantino

DIRECTED BY: Quentin Tarantino