Though fiction, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has woven in stories of real people. Di Caprio's Rick Dalton, a Western TV series specialist trying to make the transition on to the big screen, is based on Burt Reynolds. His stunt-double and best friend, Cliff Booth (Pitt), is based on yesteryear stuntman and filmmaker Hal Needham. Most of the cast play real people. Margot Robbie stars as the beautiful Sharon Tate. Mike Moh channels everything Bruce Lee. That and the presence of Dakota Fanning and Lena Dunham as Manson devotees, makes us wonder if this is all about Sharon Tate's murder by the Manson Family.
An array of actors star as Tate's close A-list friends. There's even Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen (an excellent choice). Tarantino favourites - Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell and stuntwoman Zoe Bell - find a spot in this flick.
It's a foregone conclusion that it'll be an amazing watch, just going by the trailer, the performers lined-up and primarily because of its Tarantinoesque features. We're just waiting for the experience!