Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino Begs Cannes Crowds to Avoid Spoilers – Variety

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino Begs Cannes Crowds to Avoid Spoilers - Variety

Quentin Tarantino Posts Plea Ahead of Once Upon a Time in Hollywoods Cannes Premiere: No Spoilers!

Quentin Tarantino wants Tuesday’s Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” to be a spoiler-free zone. The director took to Twitter on the eve of the red carpet debut to implore media and others attending the hot-ticket event to avoid giving away too much about the film.

“I love cinema, You love cinema,” Tarantino wrote on Instagram and Twitter. “It’s the journey of discovering a story for the first time.”

The Pulp Fiction director posted the missive on Twitter and Instagram, a day ahead of the film's debut in Cannes, asking that audience members not eveal spoilers about his new movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which launches tomorrow on the Croisette. In a typed letter, he wrote: "I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way."

“The cast and crew have worked so hard to create something original, and I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way,” he added.

It is unclear what exactly Tarantino is referring to given that the film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, is shrouded in mystery. The film is known to chronicle the time around the Charles Manson murders in 1969, with Robbie playing victim Sharon Tate. But it is unknown how the auteur handles the famed killing.

Quentin Tarantino Calls for “No Spoilers” on Once Upon a Time

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is set during the late-60’s and is said to include Charlie Manson and Sharon Tate as characters. It’s unclear if Tarantino (who offed Hitler in “Inglourious Basterds” in a machine gun frenzy) will deviate from history as he grapples with the infamous Manson murders. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt play a movie star and his stunt double, while Margot Robbie plays Sharon Tate. The film also stars Emile Hirsch, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, and Kurt Russell.

There's little question that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is one of the most anticipated films to ever debut at Cannes given Tarantino's rousing Pulp Fiction bow in 1994 and his almost mythic status here with the French.

A new poster from Quentin Tarantino’s black comedy Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is out, showing Leonardo DiCaprio in character as faded television actor Rick Dalton.

Quentin Tarantino on Monday released a statement asking for those attending the Cannes Film Festival world premiere of his latest, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, to avoid spoilers.

The Columbia Pictures film will be out on July 26, starting DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. The film focuses on the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles, as Dalton and stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) navigate a changing film industry, with an intersection with the Charles Manson gang.

The film is produced by Columbia Pictures, Heyday Films and Bona Film Group, and has its world premiere at the current Cannes Film Festival.

Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate,  Dakota Fanning will play Squeaky Fromme, Al Pacino is set as Marvin Shwarz and Damian Lewis will play Steve McQueen. Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Margaret Qualley, Tim Roth and the late Luke Perry are also among cast.

Straight from Italy comes Kill Me Now Ringo, Said The Gringo, now showing in a multiplex near you. pic.twitter.com/8DDxcgJvuw


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