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Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino crank up hype for movie with Brad Pitt at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS — Quentin Tarantino wasn’t shy about promoting his next film while sharing the stage with Leonardo DiCaprio during Monday night’s surprise visit to CinemaCon 2018.

The acclaimed director talked for the first time about his next project, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring the big-time screen duo of DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, during the closing moments of the national convention of theater owners’ first night.

Not a frame of the movie has been shot, but the hype is already underway for the drama, which is set for release on Aug. 9, 2019.

“In 2019, at the end of the summer, August, as they are setting off the last explosion of the last franchise movie of the summer, Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting star dynamic duo since Robert Redford and Paul Newman —Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Tarantino said.

The film marks Tarantino’s first project since controversy erupted over his close relationship with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Kill Bill star Uma Thurman’s accusations that Tarantino mistreated her on the set.

The movie is still shrouded in mystery. Tarantino didn’t mention Once Upon a Time being a Sharon Tate project or dealing with cult leader Charles Manson, as the film has been described in previous reports.

In February, Sony Pictures announced the movie would center around two men who lived next door to Tate in the late 1960s.

Source: USA Today