In director Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film, Leonardo DiCaprio plays TV actor Rick Dalton and neighbor to Sharon Tate while Brad Pitt plays his longtime friend and stunt double Cliff Booth.
The film centers on Dalton and Booth as they navigate Hollywood and an industry that looks less and less familiar as the 1960s draws to a close. The two seemingly get caught up in the Manson Family’s August, 1969 home invasion and killings that left Tate (portrayed by Margot Robbie), her unborn child and four others dead.
In the first teaser, we see Dalton and Booth making the most of their time in front of the camera in what will surely be Tarantino's stylized portrayal of Los Angeles. "Experience a version of 1969 that could only happen in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," the film's tagline reads.
Packed full of star power, the film’s ensemble cast includes Al Pacino as Dalton’s agent, Dakota Fanning as Manson Family member Lynette Fromme, Damian Lewis as actor Steve McQueen, Emile Hirsch as hairstylist Jay Sebring, Lena Dunham as another Manson Family member Catherine Share, Rumer Willis as actress Joanna Pettet, Margaret Qualley as Kitty Kat and Damon Herriman as Charles Manson.
While recently speaking to ET about the film, Herriman -- who also portrays Manson in the upcoming season of Mindhunter -- says it was the most fun he's "ever had on a job." The actor had nothing but positive things to say about working with Tarantino. "[He's] the nicest guy, just full of enthusiasm every second of the day," Herriman adds.
The movie also stars Bruce Dern as an aging blind man George Spahn, who rented his Los Angeles ranch out to Charles Manson (Damon Herriman). Dern replaced Burt Reynolds, who died before his scenes could be filmed. Hollywood also marks Luke Perry’s final onscreen role as TV actor Wayne Maunder after he died unexpectedly from a stroke on March 4.