"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" will officially begin its story at the Cannes Film Festival.
The festival announced Thursday it will premiere Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated ninth feature film. It's been 25 years since his iconic "Pulp Fiction" won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
The movie will bring a ton of star power to the festival — it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino.
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival unveiled its lineup a few weeks ago, with "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" notably absent.
Artistic director Thierry Fremaux said then that the film was not ready yet, due to the lengthy 35mm post-production process. But Fremaux fully expected to add it to the lineup at a later date.
Much like "Pulp Fiction," "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" weaves together a tapestry of stories. It's set in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, when Charles Manson and his devotees murdered actress Sharon Tate (Robbie) and others.
DiCaprio plays the washed-up star of a Western TV series who's trying to carve out a new niche for himself in the industry, while Pitt plays his friend and stunt double. And they have famous next-door neighbors: Sharon and director Roman Polanski.
Fremaux also announced several more films joining the Cannes lineup. They include "Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo," the second part of a four project from Abdellatif Kechiche (a Palme d'Or winner for "Blue Is the Warmest Colour).
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14-25. "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" opens in theaters July 26.
Actor Rick Dalton gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western, but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn't recognize anymore. He spends most of his time drinking and palling around with Cliff Booth, his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate -- the filmmaker and budding actress whose futures will forever be altered by members of the Manson Family. Read More