The first chapter in Quentin Tarantino’s latest release will be written at the Cannes Film Festival. Quentin Tarantino fans will get their latest fix at the Cannes Film Festival next month. After the director rushed to finish editing on “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” in time to present it in competition.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, the film had long been tipped as one of the highlights of this year’s cinema showcase on the French Riviera. But did not make the cut when the initial line-up was unveiled in April.
Festival Director, Thierry Fremaux said in a statement. “Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real child of Cannes. The film was “a love letter to the Hollywood of his childhood and an ode to cinema as a whole.”
The film follows fading television star, Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth as they navigate the struggles of a rapidly changing entertainment industry. All while the Charles Manson family murders (which claimed the life of actress Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie in the movie) send the city around them into a state of panic.
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14-25. Following its Cannes world premiere, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is due in theaters on July 26.