WHO WOULD win in a fight between Brad Pitt and Bruce Lee?
That’s just one of the many questions being posed in the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Tarantino’s ninth film is set to weave fiction with reality in a story centering on Los Angeles in 1969, around the time Charles Manson orchestrated the murder of actress Sharon Tate and four others at the home of Roman Polanski.
Margot Robbie is set to play a fictionalised version of Tate with noted TV actor Damon Harriman.
The action is set to centre on Leonardo DiCaprio who plays Rick Dalton, a struggling actor known for his work on Westerns, who lives next door to Tate.
He’s joined by his stunt double and best friend Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, who ends up doing much of the heavy lifting on Dalton’s many failed film projects.
Arguably the biggest talking point of the colourful, 1960s-style trailer comes during a sequence where Pitt’s Cliff goes up against Bruce Lee (played by Mike Moh) in a carefully orchestrated fight scene.
Set to the supercool tones of 1968 Los Bravos hit Bring a Little Lovin’, the trailer is everything fans have come to expect from Tarantino.
This could be his biggest film to date given the cast at his disposal, which includes Kurt Russell, Al Pacino and the late Burt Reynolds.
Luke Perry, who passed away after suffering a stroke earlier this month, is also set to feature alongside familiar Tarantino favourites like Michael Madsen, Zoe Bell and Tim Roth.
The official synopsis posted to IMDB reads:
“A faded TV actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.”
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be released on July 26th.