DiCaprio Signs on to Tarantino’s Newest

Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino are slated to reteam for the first time since 2012’s Django Unchained earned the actor a Golden Globe nomination for his turn as the cruel plantation owner Calvin Candie. Deadline reports that DiCaprio has signed on to co-star in Tarantino’s ninth film, described as a Pulp Fiction-esque ensemble piece set in Los Angeles during the tumultuous summer of 1969. The still-untitled release is scheduled to hit theaters on August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family’s infamous Tate-LaBianca murders, and the eagerly-anticipated movie will also mark DiCaprio’s first film since winning the Best Actor Oscar in 2016 for Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant.

Update 1/17/18: Deadline has dug up a little more info on DiCaprio’s part, saying that he will play “an actor who had his own Western show, Bounty Law, that ran on the air from 1958 to 1963. His attempt to transition to movies didn’t work out and in 1969 – the film is set at the height of hippy Hollywood movement – he’s guesting on other people’s shows while contemplating going to Italy which has become a hotbed for low-budget Westerns.”

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