Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Cast Adds Lena Dunham And More

Lena Dunham in Girls
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If Once Upon a Time in Hollywood really is one of Tarantino's last movies, as the director has said he only plans to make 10 films, a lot of actors are certainly getting their chance to work with the filmmaker this time around. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a fictional western television star and Brad Pitt as his stunt double, set in Los Angeles in 1969 at the height of the counterculture explosion and during the Manson family events. Margot Robbie will also play Sharon Tate, a victim of Charles Manson murders. But that's just the tip of the iceberg with this movie's cast, and now the lineup includes Lena Dunham, among other new casting announcements.

According to Deadline, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be Girls creator and star Lena Dunham's first major motion picture. The actress will reportedly be playing Catherine "Gypsy" Share, a former member of Charles Manson's family, per Entertainment Weekly. Young blood actors Austin Butler, Maya Hawke and Lorenza Izzo also join her in the casting news has continued to grow. Al Pacino, James Marsden, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch and Damien Lewis previously joined Tarantino's cast that will feature a mix of real life people and fictional characters in Hollywood at the final moments of its golden age. Here's more about the new cast joining Once Upon a Time in Hollywood:

Austin Butler in the Shannara Chronicles

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A frequenter of teen programming, Austin Butler has reportedly joined the cast as Charles "Tex" Watson, a central member of the Manson family who was part of the murder of actress Sharon Tate and other victims. Butler was previously on The Carrie Diaries and Switched at Birth before starring for two seasons on fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles which started on MTV and moved to Spike before being cancelled by the network. He is set to star in comedy-horror film The Dead Don't Die alongside Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Steve Buscemi soon.

Maya Hawke in Little Women

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Maya Hawke, who is the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, has been cast as fictional character "Flower Child" in Quentin Tarantino's film. One does wonder what Maya's mother, Thurman, who recently discussed her issues with the director while on the set of Kill Bill, thinks about her next role. Hawke played Jo March in BBC's Little Woman adaptation and will soon be seen in the highly-anticipated next season of Stranger Things.

Lorenza Izzo in Feed the Beast

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Lorenza Izzo will be portraying glamorous Italian movie star Francesca Capucci in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The Chilean actress previously worked on the short-lived AMC television series Feed the Beast and will be a series regular on the final season of Hulu's series Casual. Izzo also nabbed a role on The House with a Clock in Its Walls opposite Jack Black and Cate Blanchett.

For a movie about Hollywood, it's not too surprising that Quentin Tarantino's next flick will feature such a talented ensemble cast. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be released on July 26, 2019. If you're interested in learning what movies are hitting theaters later this year, look through our 2018 release schedule.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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