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Leonardo DiCaprio's Character in Quentin Tarantino's 1969 Film is a Former TV Star

Leonardo DiCaprio plays a former TV star looking for cinema fame in Quentin Tarantino's 1969 film.

A new announcement arrives from Deadline, giving more detail on Leonardo DiCaprio's role in the Quentin Tarantino's 1969 movie. The Oscar-winning actor will play a former TV star.

Chunks of information for this intriguing project are doled out frequently these days. After Tarantino cut ties with Weinstein Co., this project landed at Sony and got a summer 2019 release.

There were rumors about the story of Charles Manson, then Tarantino clarified it's not--despite the Manson murder can lurk in the background. Speculations say this Tarantino's untitled 9th feature could have a revisionist framework, in the same token as Tarantino's WWII action-thriller Inglourious Basterds.


This is DiCaprio and Tarantino's second collaboration, following the Western Django Unchained. The actor's intense performance as Calvin Candie received public praises for an anecdote about his actual bleeding and improvisation.

DiCaprio may portray the lead role, reported earlier by Vanity Fair as a "TV actor who’s had one hit series and [is] looking for a way to get into the film business." This is DiCaprio's first film after his 2016 Oscar win for The Revenant. Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr. says:

What he plays, more specifically, is 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.


Casting is reported to be recruiting Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie (for a murder victim named Sharon Tate), and Tarantino's long-time collaborator Samuel L. Jackson.

Tarantino's fans can expect a bloody, twisted, and gripping experience like his 2015 Spaghetti Western, The Hateful Eight.

Source: Vanity Fair, Deadline.