As David and I discussed in our latest episode of Los Fanboys, Quentin Tarantino’s latest film (tentatively called 1969) is set to be a culmination of all of the filmmaker’s biggest influences. From the auteurs to the westerns, to the changing landscape of the industry and cultural revolutions, you’d be hard-pressed to find a year that fit with Tarantino’s sensibilities half as well.
When last we heard, Leonardo DiCaprio was set to work with Tarantino again in the role of an “aging actor,” as the initial Deadline report stated, but now Deadline writer Mike Fleming Jr. took a little bit of extra time to give us some extra details about who the character is.
“What he 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.”
This continues to be a film that feels like the perfect Tarantino sandbox, and with casting now underway, we have to keep an eye out on who the filmmaker hires to realize this unique-sounding film. While this film is by no means one about the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” it could very well be exactly what I was hoping to get out of Hail, Ceaser!
What do you think of DiCaprio’s role, and what do you hope to see from 1969? Let us know down below!
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