Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Poster Has Dropped And People Have Thoughts
The first official poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt has been released, but fans have a lot of feelings about it.
After Leonardo DiCaprio debuted the artwork for the highly-anticipated flick over Instagram, fans' excitement over the reveal was overshadowed by comments that the image -- showing DiCaprio and co-star Brad Pitt -- seemed to be heavily retouched.
While the film sets out to detail the infamous atrocities carried out by the Manson family -- led by Charles Manson -- in 1969, many users commented that the poster looked more akin to what you'd see promoting a rom-com.
"Is this poster really bad because it’s a parody? Anyone know the tone of the film?" one person commented, while another added, "Why does Brad Pitts head look photoshopped on?"
Others couldn't help but notice the artwork's uncanny resemblance to 2003 comedy How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days -- which starred Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.
The flick, which is set to be released in cinemas this July, features a star-studded cast including Margot Robbie -- who plays slain actress Sharon Tate, as well as Dakota Fanning, Lena Dunham, Al Pacino, and Kurt Russell. The movie will also be the late Luke Perry’s final film role.
Playing the character of Scott Lancer, Perry completed filming for the project before he died from a massive stroke at 52 earlier this month, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Tarantino previously called the film a “story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood".
Revealing more deets on the plot, he continued: "The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour … Sharon Tate.”
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens in Australian theatres on August 8, 2019.