Brace yourself, Quentin Tarantino fans, because if a recent interview with GQ Australia is anything to go by, it sounds like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood might be the auteur’s final film.
While Tarantino has always stated that he’ll quit making movies after his 10th film, it seems he might be moving the goalposts. The upcoming Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio-starring picture is only his ninth movie, but Tarantino says he’s ready for a new challenge. “If [Once Upon a Time is] really well received, maybe I won’t go to 10. Maybe I’ll stop right now! Maybe I’ll stop while I’m ahead. We’ll see,” he said.
He added, “I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I’ve come to the end of the road. I see myself writing film books and starting to write theater, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood tells the story of actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), who’s trying to find his place in Hollywood alongside his stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt. It stars DiCaprio, Pitt and Margot Robbie, as well as Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Burt Reynolds, Scoot McNairy, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, and Dakota Fanning – to name a few – and we get a glimpse at many of the stars in the newly released scenes.
The film is set in 1969, the year the glamorous world of Hollywood was spattered with violence as actor Sharon Tate was famously murdered by members of Charlie Manson’s cult.