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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Will Premiere at Cannes

Thursday, May 9, 2019
‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Will Premiere at Cannes

After quite a bit of back and forth on the matter, it has been announced that Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month. The film was desired by the festival’s programmers, but there was some question over whether it would be completed in time. And now we know Tarantino’s about to lock picture on his ninth film.

Tarantino is something of a Cannes regular, having won the Palme d’Or for Pulp Fiction and showcasing both Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds in competition over the years. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be playing in competition, so Tarantino will be up for the big prize once more.

The original film takes place in the summer of 1969 and follows a Western TV star named Rick (Leonardo DiCaprio), who’s struggling to find relevance in the changing Hollywood landscape, and his laid-back stunt double Cliff, played by Brad Pitt. The two cross paths with a number of familiar faces over the course of the film’s events, including a rising star named Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), who would meet a tragic end later that year.

Once Upon a Time is notable for a number of reasons: not just the exciting team-up of DiCaprio and Pitt, but also the fact that it’s Tarantino’s first film not produced by Harvey Weinstein in a long while (for obvious reasons). Instead, Harry Potter producer David Heyman took the lead and they set the film up at Sony Pictures instead of Tarantino’s usual Weinstein Company/Miramax release.

Heyman recently clarified that the film is not a “Manson murders” movie and went so far as to assert that this is Tarantino’s most personal film yet. If the filmmaker does indeed stick with his plan to make only 10 movies and then retire, this is his penultimate effort.

First reactions to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will arrive later this month, following the splashy world premiere. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14th to May 25th.

Source: Collider

Ad Astra gets a new release date

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Ad Astra gets a new release date

Ad Astra gets yet another release date, this time it’s been pushed to September 20th. Here’s the news from Deadline.

No surprise here: Disney has pulled 20th Century Fox’s Brad Pitt astronaut film Ad Astra off the schedule temporarily. The pic was previously scheduled to open May 24.

This has been rumored for some time, with Deadline’s Nancy Tartaglione and Andreas Wiseman reporting that the pic would miss a Cannes Film Festival premiere because there’s still a lot of VFX works that needs to be completed. Director James Gray has even mentioned in interviews that May 24 was always a placeholder date (Fox initially had the pic dated earlier before moving to it Memorial Day back in January). We’ve heard that the pic could likely land a spot in the fall season, but it’s still a matter of when and a release date will be firmed up once Gray is finished with the movie.

Disney remains mum on the matter. It has the tentpole Aladdin on May 24, so it makes sense that Ad Astra is flying away from the date. Disney also Fox’s Ford v. Ferrari from James Mangold on November 15. That pic off its trailer generated plenty heat out of Disney’s CinemaCon session.

Ad Astra follows Astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Jamie Kennedy and Donald Sutherland co-star.

Regency Enterprises and Fox produced the movie with Bona Film Investment Company, which is handling China.

First Trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019
First Trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Leonardo DiCaprio has posted in his twitter the first trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, check it out below:


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gets its first Poster

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

The first poster for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been released. I also added two stills from the movie.


Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

DiCaprio stars as fictional actor Rick Dalton and Pitt plays his fictional stuntman, Cliff Booth. The film follows the two as they navigate through Los Angeles during the Charles Manson family murders in 1969. Tarantino said last year at Cinemacon that the two stars are, “the most exciting dynamic star duo since Paul Newman and Robert Redford.”

Tarantino writes, directs, and produces the upcoming movie. Margot Robbie also stars as actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered while pregnant by the Manson family in 1969. The ensemble cast includes Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Bruce Dern, Dakota Fanning, Lena Dunham, James Marsden, Scoot McNairy, Timothy Olyphant, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, James Remar, Brenda Vaccaro, and Kurt Russell. Luke Perry, who died on March 4, made his final appearance in the movie.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” hits theaters on July 26.

Via Variety

Brad Pitt’s ‘Ad Astra’ Gets Winter 2019 Release Date

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Brad Pitt’s ‘Ad Astra’ Gets Winter 2019 Release Date

James Gray is directing the sci-fi film for New Regency and 20th Century Fox.
Space epic Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, will open in theaters on Jan. 11, 2019, New Regency and 20th Century Fox announced Thursday.

James Gray’s upcoming sci-fi epic is described as an adventure film about one man’s journey across a lawless and unforgiving solar system to find his missing father, a renegade scientist who poses a threat to all of mankind. Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland will star opposite Pitt.

Gray wrote the script with Ethan Gross.

Ad Astra continues a string of successful film partnerships between New Regency and Brad Pitt’s production banner Plan B, including the Oscar-nominated The Big Short and Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave, as well as director Ryan Coogler’s upcoming feature Wrong Answer, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and starring Michael B. Jordan.

So far, Ad Astra has the Jan. 11-13, 2019, weekend to itself.

New Regency and Fox are co-financing the film in association with China’s Bona Film Investment.

Via The Hollywood Reporter