Quentin Tarantino is working on his ninth feature, which has landed at Sony and has now brought Leonardo DiCaprio aboard to star. And now, Deadline has a little more information regarding Leo’s character, and the setting of the film.
Here is what Deadline had to say:
“What he [DiCaprio] 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. The movie, a Pulp Fiction-esque tapestry of Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders, will now get busy with casting.”
Yeah, sounds great. Terrific. Let’s get this thing going. It will be nice to see Tarantino back from genre filmmaking. After a horror short, a war film, and a pair of Westerns, heading back to LA feels right. That being said, this could easily slip into genres given the setting.
Stay tuned for more updates, like news on the rest of the cast or the all important title of the movie, as they arrive.