A new trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood just landed, and if I could stop watching the goddamn thing for five seconds I could actually get this post written. But I've watched it three times now, and three isn't nearly enough, so I'm gonna skip this intro and watch it again with the rest of you. Deal? Deal.
Here we go:
I don't even know where to begin. This looks incredible.
That cast (Pacino!). The dialogue. Nazis getting torched. The Neil Diamond needle drop. That ominous turn halfway through the trailer, where we see that Leonardo DiCaprio's Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt's Cliff Booth are living just over the hill from Margot Robbie's Sharon Tate, and the suggestion that Booth will be mixing it up with the Manson Family on Spahn Ranch sometime before they launch their attack. I have no idea where this is all headed or how it'll all turn out (this is, in fact, the first Tarantino movie since Jackie Brown where I didn't read the screenplay ahead of time), but I am frothing at the mouth to learn more.
Here's an official plot synopsis:
"Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age."
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits theaters on July 26th. If you need me, I'll be watching this trailer on repeat for the rest of the day. Everyone else: be aware that we've got a Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review headed our way from Cannes, and we'll have that live on the site for you just as soon as we can.