Damon Herriman is Charles Manson in Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodd
Quentin Tarantino has found his Charles Manson for his ensemble film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The Wrap is reporting that Australian actor Damon Herriman (Justified) has been cast the infamous cult leader. In addition, Rumer Willis, Dreama Walker, Margaret Qualley, Costa Ronin,Victoria Pedretti and Madisen Beaty have also been cast in various roles.
Willis will play British actress Joanna Pettet, Walker will portray actress and singer Connie Stevens, and Costa Ronin is cast as Polish actor Voytek Frykowski, who was one of the victims of the Charles Manson ‘family’. Qualley, Beaty, and Pedretti have been cast as new characters.
The massive ensemble cast for the film also includes Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed), Brad Pitt (Fight Club), Burt Reynolds (Smokey and the Bandit), Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet), Michael Madsen (Sin City), Tim Roth (Selma), Damian Lewis (Billions), Luke Perry (The Fifth Element), Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer), Dakota Fanning (The Alienist), Clifton Collins (Pacific Rim), Keith Jefferson (The Hateful Eight), Nicholas Hammond (The Sound of Music), James Marsden (Westworld), Julia Butters (Transparent), Lena Dunham (Girls), Austin Butler (Yoga Hosers), Maya Hawke (Little Women), Lorenzo Izzo (Green Inferno) and Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire).
Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood focuses on a male TV actor named Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) who’s had one hit western series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick Cliff Booth (Pitt) — who’s also his stunt double — is looking for the same thing. The movie is said to be similar to a “Pulp Fiction-like tapestry” that covers a group of characters during that summer.
This will be Tarantino’s first film based on true events, as Inglorious Basterds was technically set in World War II and featured key leaders including Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, but in an alternate history that did not follow reality.
Production for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is currently underway in Los Angeles for Sony Pictures and the film is slated for release on August 9, 2019.
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