A new trailer has arrived for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, hours before the Quentin Tarantino movie’s glittering world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
The full-length teaser for the film unveils a little more of the plot, with Leonardo DiCaprio’s seasoned actor Rick Dalton struggling with a declining career, while living next door to rising star Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie).
Meanwhile, Rick’s stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) seems to be moving into the orbit of Charles Manson and his ‘family’ of followers.
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There’s also the spectacle of DiCaprio’s character torching a room full of Nazis, which is an interesting addition given Tarantino’s history-defying take on World War Two in Inglourious Basterds.
This trailer arrives as the first screenings of the highly anticipated film are set to take place at the Cannes Film Festival.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was initially absent from the festival’s programme, with Tarantino unable to deliver the completed film in time to be listed.
He has now, however, finished the edit and the movie is one of the hottest properties on the Croisette.
Tarantino published a letter online this week, urging those who see the movie to preserve its secrets for those who will have to wait for its official release date.
Critics and fans have been massing in the streets all day, with Total Film’s Jamie Graham sharing a flavour of the crowds on Twitter.
So many people snarky about Quentin Tarantino’s movies these days, but look at this. Same in other direction. Been like it for 2hrs. Not many filmmakers can generate such excitement #Cannes2019 #OnceUponATimeInHollywood pic.twitter.com/R9FHIzRHDn— Jamie Graham (@jamie_graham9) May 21, 2019
For those not lucky enough to be sunning themselves in France, or hiding inside a cinema anyway, the trailer has provoked plenty of discussion on social media.
Many fans have suggested that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Tarantino’s ninth feature film - may turn out to be his best.
#OnceUponATimeInHollywood is looking like when you used to play with Legos and used the best parts from different sets to make something truly amazing.— Jake Krynock (@JKrynock) May 21, 2019
As well as the eye-catching trio of DiCaprio, Pitt and Robbie, the cast of the film includes Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Dakota Fanning and the late Luke Perry.
Damon Herriman will play the cult leader Manson and is also set to portray the character in the second season of Netflix crime drama Manhunter.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be released in UK cinemas on 14 August, but will get its US release a few weeks earlier on 26 July.