For a while, the rumors had persisted that the 2019 Cannes Film Festival could see Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino bring their latest works to the south of France. Recently, however, it was been reported that Netflix won’t have a presence at Cannes again this year, ruling “The Irishman” out. The same can’t be said for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” though. It’s festival bound.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Tarantino will in fact be debuting his new movie at the Cannes Film Festival. In fact, it is tipped to premiere 25 years to the day that he brought “Pulp Fiction” to the fest.
From the story:
The official word hasn’t gone out yet, but Quentin Tarantino is returning to the scene of the crime.
His star-studded new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
As of now it is looking that the premiere will take place on May 21 — exactly 25 years to the day that his Pulp Fiction played on the Croisette before winning the Palme d’Or in 1994.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie head the cast of Tarantino’s new movie, from Sony, although a spokesman for the studio denied that there is an offer from the festival or that any decision has been made.
Set in 1969 Los Angeles during the height of the hippie movement and the Manson family murders, the story centers around former Western TV star Cliff Booth (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Rick Dalton (Pitt) as they navigate a town and an industry they hardly recognize. Robbie plays the late Sharon Tate.
“I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was 7 years old,” Tarantino has said of the film. “I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A. and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt as Rick and Cliff.”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will bring some major star power to Cannes. Tarantino brought “Inglourious Basterds” to the fest, and that turned out pretty well for all involved. If that’s the case again, QT may have another serious Oscar player on his hands.