Filming has begun on Quentin Tarantino’s latest, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and this morning star Leonardo DiCaprio posted our first official look at the film on his Instagram:
That’s Brad Pitt on the left, looking extremely Steve McQueen in a Canadian tuxedo and a pair of aviator sunglasses. DiCaprio’s, obviously, on the right, rocking a mustard yellow turtleneck and leather jacket he may have borrowed from Tarantino himself that both say, “what’s your sign, baby?” Lack of bushy mustaches aside, both looks come straight out of a mid-’70s Sears catalog—you can peruse some pages from the 1975 edition here and the 1974 edition here—which would make both men positively fashion forward for the film’s setting, the summer of 1969.
Note that we said this is the first official look at the film: A couple of weeks back, various Twitter and Instagram users posted pictures of the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, decorated to look the way it would have back in the summer of ‘69. Specifically, May 1969, when the film whose poster decorated the theater, the disaster movie Krakatoa, East Of Java, was released:
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’s massive cast includes DiCaprio, Pitt, Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Keith Jefferson, Nicholas Hammond, and Scoot McNairy. It’s due to arrive in August 2019, right on time for the 50th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders.