Get ready to travel back in time in this new Quentin Tarantino film. On Monday, star Leonardo DiCaprio shared the first poster for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which also stars Brad Pitt. The film follows DiCaprio as a washed-up actor from a western TV series and Pitt as his longtime stunt double as they struggle to find continuing success in their careers. The poster has a dreamy quality to it, but in true Tarantino style, the plot is sure to be dark.
From the film’s IMDb page, we know that Pitt plays a character named Cliff Booth while DiCaprio plays Rick Dalton. A synopsis for the film reads, “A faded TV actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles,” and we’re willing to guess that the TV actor and stunt man are Pitt and DiCaprio — but we’re not entirely sure who’s playing who. In fact, we’re not too sure about the plot beyond this tease, although we do know Margot Robbie is playing Sharon Tate. The rest of the cast includes heavy hitters like the late Luke Perry, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, Tim Roth and Kurt Russell.
Given that we don’t know too much about Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, it’s only natural that the film’s first poster, has gained immediate attention from DiCaprio’s Instagram followers when DiCaprio posted it to his account on Monday.
“This is gonna be monumental,” wrote one commenter on DiCaprio’s Instagram post. Another chimed in with: “Yesssss I have been waiting for this the second I found out my two loves are playing in the same movie!!!”
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Meanwhile, users on Twitter had mixed feelings. Vulture staff writer Hunter Harris tweeted, “whoever made the once upon a time in hollywood poster is a master scam artist and i must pay my respects to her. reveal yourself queen.”
whoever made the once upon a time in hollywood poster is a master scam artist and i must pay my respects to her. reveal yourself queen
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) March 18, 2019
Another user noted that the poster looks very similar to the one for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: “The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood poster is the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days poster of our modern era.”
The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood poster is the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days poster of our modern era
— Tessa Strain (@tessastrain) March 18, 2019
And other reactions were similar to these ones, going for a lighthearted, if not slightly sharp or snarky, tone.
Once upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Dir: Quentin Tarantino pic.twitter.com/PHAc1f5c3A
— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) March 18, 2019
This Fall on CBS pic.twitter.com/UOkwuPEfpj
— Phil Nobile Jr. (@PhilNobileJr) March 18, 2019
Maybe it’s just the neck shadows, but their heads look photoshopped on, like in posters for bad mid-aughts comedies that actors didn’t want to promote? pic.twitter.com/T9qMyq9592
— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) March 18, 2019
Re: the new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood poster…
My bet is that they’re gonna release a number of ‘character’ posters. Doesn’t change the fact that it’s simply rather boring. pic.twitter.com/tvm8VNgeyt
— Cameron Frew (@FrewFilm) March 18, 2019
leaked poster for once upon a time in hollywood kinda ugly doe pic.twitter.com/3csTJjiFEI
— eva (@quillivys) March 16, 2019
Several people commented that they are eagerly awaiting the first trailer for the film, which is set to hit theaters in July. Hopefully, the trailer will give more insight as to what’s to come in the film. We’re eagerly awaiting the details.