Following the less-than-favourable response to the recently-unveiled poster of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood poster featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the makers of Quentin Tarantino's ninth movie have launched an uber-cool website for the film, that reveals the opening scene from Tarantino's script. There is one catch though — the script is revealed only as one types on their keyboard, as if a modern version of Tom Riddle's diary that divulges information only when the inquisitor pens them down.
Screenshot from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood website
Keeping in tandem with the colour palette of the film, the page is sepia-toned. The paper, half-peeking out of the typewriter machine, features the instructions just before what appears to be the exposition scene. To capture the essence of 1961, the scene needs to be filmed using a 16 mm lens in B/W, the instruction reads.
New still of Brad Pitt, Leo DiCaprio and Al Pacino from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Leonardo Di Caprio plays Rick Dalton, the famous star of the western TV show, Bounty Law . The directive says that it's a scene where a TV reporter has come on the sets of Bounty Law to interview Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth (played by Brad Pitt). Although dressed in same attire, Booth has had to wear the signature pompadour 'Rick wig' to resemble Rick, the script reads.
Tarantino's ninth film is about the “golden age of Hollywood” — which focuses on Charles Manson and his followers’ murder of actress-and-model Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). In addition to A-Listers Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood also stars Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Bruce Dern, Dakota Fanning, Scoot McNairy, Luke Perry, Lena Dunham, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, and James Marsden.
"King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword." Charlie Hunnam had lost 20 pounds for the last season of Sons of Anarchy (2008). During auditions, director Guy Ritchie was very bothered by his look, though he liked his performance, and asked him four times during the process about his poor physique. Hunnam said that when Ritchie brought up the fourth time, he told Ritchie, "Look, dude, you keep bringing this up, the physicality. It's obviously your primary concern. So if you want to do away with all this auditioning bollocks, I'll fucking fight those other two dudes. I know who they are. You can bring them both in here. I'll fight them both. The one who walks out the door gets the job." Hunnam won the role.
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is expected to have its world premiere at Cannes 2019 and will hit theatres on 26 July later this year.