The highly secretive film is reportedly set against the backdrop of the horrific Charles Manson murders, a premise that crystalizes in the new trailer, in which we learn that Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate is actually Dalton’s next-door neighbor. (For those of you unfamiliar with the infamous Manson murders, Tate was an up-and-coming Hollywood ingenue who was brutally murdered by Manson and his disciples.
With Once Upon a Time in Hollywood set to make its hugely anticipated world premiere at Cannes on Tuesday, Sony Pictures has released the second trailer for this ninth film from Quentin Tarantino.
Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry (in his last onscreen performance ever), Emile Hirsch, Lena Dunham, Dakota Fanning, Margaret Qualley, Maya Hawke, Clifton Collins, James Marsden, Scoot McNairy, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Kate Berlant, and Al Pacino also appear.
While many fans are probably hoping that some light will be shed on the film after its Tuesday premiere, Tarantino is urging those who are lucky enough to be in attendance to maintain the cloak of secrecy that he’s worked so tirelessly to protect.