We are all waiting to see Quentin Tarantino’s next directorial Once Upon A Time In Hollywood which stars two of the biggest names in the West, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The trailer of the film created a lot of intrigue and anticipation and while we eagerly look forward to the film releasing on August 9, Tarantino gives some insight on his two lead actors and the roles they portray in the film.
The director spoke to a weekly and said, "Leonardo DiCaprio plays an actor named Rick Dalton who had a very successful NBC series called Bounty Law. It started (in) the '58-'59 season and ended in the '63-'64 season."
Tarantino continued, "It came out the same season as Steve McQueen came out with Wanted Dead or Alive, and they're pretty much identical shows. McQueen on Wanted Dead or Alive played a slim, cocksure bounty hunter named Josh, and on Bounty Law Rick Dalton played a slim, cocksure bounty hunter named Jake."
The film will further show the rivalry between the two as they both.
"And they were both equally popular on television for the time and the fan magazines played up the rivalry: 'Josh or Jake, who's the biggest hunk? We let our readers decide!' He became quite popular and, like McQueen, during his hiatus, started doing movies," added Tarantino.
Along with Pitt and DiCaprio, the film also stars Margot Robbie, late actor Luke Perry, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Michael Madsen, Lena Dunham and Kurt Russell.