'Because he's got his own unique, specific style, and when you see a Quentin Tarantino movie, you know it'.
The idea of Quentin Tarantino making a Pulp Fiction-esque period film set in Hollywood during the time of the Charles Manson murders is a odd one, and we still have next to no idea what the movie will actually be.
Tarantino has asked Margot Robbie to play slain actress Sharon Tate in the film, but Robbie's casting isn't final yet.
DiCaprio's exact role isn't known yet, aside from the detail that he'll play an aging actor, according to Deadline.
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According to Deadline, DiCaprio is now set to appear in Tarantino's new movie.
Per Vanity Fair, the story, set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, "focuses on a male TV actor who's had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business".
The release date for the film will mark the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and four others on August 9, 1969. Variety reports that the structure will be similar to Pulp Fiction's with an ensemble approach. A deal for Tom Cruise to co-star is also being pursued, a part that was reportedly passed on by Brad Pitt.
Not only with this film reunite Tarantino and DiCaprio, it will also be DiCaprio's first role since winning the Oscar for getting eaten by a cartoon bear in The Revenant. The director has long maintained that he will retire from Hollywood after his 10th film, which is looking more and more like an R-rated Star Trek movie Tarantino has been developing for a few months now. So it is with news Friday afternoon that DiCaprio has officially committed to star in Tarantino's next film, which has been set-up at Sony Pictures with a 2019 release date already scheduled.