Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Casts Al Pacino

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"Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” just landed another legendary actor: Al Pacino."

"Pacino will play Marvin Shwarz — Leonardo DiCaprio’s character’s agent in the Sony film — marking his first collaboration with Tarantino. Dating back to his first feature film, 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs,” Tarantino has always cast movie stars he grew up watching, from Robert Forster in “Jackie Brown” to David Carradine in the “Kill Bill” films. Pacino fits that mold of A-list actors who rose to fame in the 1970s."

Today's addition of Pacino adds to an already stacked cast of actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Burt Reynolds, Tom Roth, Emile Hirsch, and Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Clifton Collins Jr, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond in supporting roles
Sony Pictures motion picture group chairman Tom Rothman, has mentioned that "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" is “the best screenplay that I have had the privilege to read.”

"Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" has been compared to "Pulp Fiction" by its director.
Of course, the hype machine is very well under way for this latest QT endeavor. However, ever since "Pulp Fiction" Tarantino has cautiously made sure to not replicate the stylistic and narrative aspects of what most consider to be his masterpiece. The fact that QT has decided to embrace and revisit that film and go back to it will make any cinephile excited and gleeful at the prospect. 
The films that QT released post-Pulp Fiction all made sure to sidestep whatever was used in that 1994 film: "Jackie Brown" was based on an Elmore Leonard novel and was inspired by blaxploitation films, "Kill Bill" was inspired by Japanese grindhouse cinema, "Inglorious Basterds," was a revisionistic war movie, "Django Unchained" was inspired by Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns and "The Hateful Eight" felt like a violent version of an Agatha Christie novel. 

There’s no release date yet for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”