Margot Robbie teases 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' role

Production is well underway on the ninth feature film from Academy Award winning writer and director Quentin Tarantino. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” currently shooting in and around Hollywood, stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as a pair of struggling actors who, in 1969, happen to live next door to Sharon Tate. Tate, who was tragically murdered that same year, is being played by Oscar nominee Margot Robbie. Robbie today took to social media to share a first look at her as Tate:

Robbie previous worked with Tarantino on Martin Scorsese’s 2013 “The Wolf of Wall Street”. She was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year for her leading role in director Craig Gillespie’s Tonya Harding biopic, “I, Tonya”.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” sets DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, with Pitt as Cliff Booth, his friend and longtime stunt double. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Clifton Collins Jr., Burt Reynolds and Al Pacino.

“I’ve been working on this script for five years,” says Tarantino of the project, “as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”

Sony Pictures will distributed “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which is set for release on August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of Tate’s death.

Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.