Another image, following the one of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in costume that dropped a few weeks back, from Quentin Tarantino’s already hyper-controversial Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was released by Columbia Pictures today, and good lord, it has made us absolutely pumped for this movie.
This time, it features the movie’s most talked-about character and the incredible actor who will be portraying her: Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate. Presumably this was done to counter any spy photos that might hit in the coming weeks, but frankly we’re kind of glad we got a first look at her that wasn’t, you know, shot from a telephoto lens while she’s chowing down in-between set-ups. She certainly looks a hell of a lot like Tate, as well:
This project continues to fascinate us, even if it’s not always a positive fascination. Robbie’s co-stars in the film consist of every living actor on Earth at the moment. We’re only slightly joking about that, given that Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Burt Reynolds, Dakota Fanning, Scott McNairy, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Hammond, Al Pacino, Zoe Bell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, James Marsden, James Remar, Martin Cove, Mike Moh, Brenda Vaccaro and many, many more have committed to the project.
As to whether or not it’s in good taste to dramatize a story adjacent to Tate’s murder that features her as a character, well, we’ll let Sharon Tate’s sister Debra, who spoke with Tarantino about the project, have the final word on that, via The Playlist, for the time being:
“[…]Tate says that Tarantino explained the plot to put her mind at ease. She says, ‘This movie is not what people would expect it to be when you combine the Tarantino and Manson names.’ Debra Tate is also pleased that Sony moved the release date up a couple weeks, to avoid the 50th anniversary, saying that the original August 2019 date was ‘tacky and exploitative.'”
So, count us in for this one. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is currently shooting in, well, you guessed it, Los Angeles, and is aiming to hit theaters on July 26, 2019. We can’t wait.
Featured image by Andrew Cooper via Columbia Pictures/Sony.