Quentin Tarantino Finds His Charles Manson and Roman Polanski for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

As controversy and conjecture lay the ground for a scenario wherein Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood destroys the thinkpiece industry, Film Twitter, and everything in their immediate, terrible vicinity, the writer-director’s been busy transforming Tinseltown for his late-60s drama centered on a TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and stuntman buddy’s (Brad Pitt) attempt to enter the studio system, all the while living next door to Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski in the summer of 1969. Fittingly for his depiction of an era in which casts overflowed with big names and bit players, the ensemble is immense.

The recent headline-making additions are such: Maya Hawke, daughter of Ethan and Uma Thurman, as a fictional character, Flower Child; Lena Dunham as Manson member Catherine Louise “Gypsy” Share and bringer of skull-grinding discourse; Rumer Willis (another one-generation-removed reunion), Dreama Walker, Margaret Qualley, Costa Ronin, Victoria Pedretti, and Madisen Beaty
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