Cannes: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Added to Lineup

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

After two weeks of speculation, Quentin Tarantino‘s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will world premiere at Cannes Film Festival. The festival announced the addition of Tarantino’s film, along with eight others, in a press release Thursday morning.

After the announcement of the Cannes lineup last month, there was doubt circling the likelihood of whether the popular filmmaker would have his project ready in time. It left many fans stewing over the chances, even predicting Sony Pictures’ other title, Great Gerwig’s “Little Women,” would take its slot.

From the Cannes press release:

“We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be released until late July, but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes!” Fremaux said Thursday. “Like for ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ he’ll definitely be there – 25 years after the Palme d’Or for ‘Pulp Fiction’ – with a finished film screened in 35mm and his cast in tow.” Fremaux described the film as a “love letter to the Hollywood of his childhood, a rock music tour of 1969, and an ode to cinema as a whole.”

Clocking in at two hours and 45 minutes, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” follows the story of a television actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) in Hollywood’s Golden Age. It features unlikely run ins with characters like Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). The cast of actors include Timothy Olyphant, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Luke Perry, Bruce Dern and Mike Moh. Tarantino regulars Tim Roth and Michael Madsen also join the fun.

Quentin Tarantino writes and directs the film, which is produced by Shannon McIntosh and David Heyman. Sony Pictures is releasing “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” July 26. It will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this month.

Other titles added to the lineup include Gaspar Noé’s “Lux Aeterna,” Lorenzo Mattotti’s animated film “La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia;” Larissa Sadilova’s drama “Odnazhdy v Trubchevske;” Gael García Bernal’s “Chicuarotes,” Patricio Guzmán’s “La Cordillera de los sueños,” and Leila Conners’ “Ice on Fire.”

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