Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood just added another Tinseltown legend.
Al Pacino has joined the cast of the ’60s-set Los Angeles drama, EW has confirmed. The film centers on a fading western TV star named Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), who are both trying to find their place in 1969 Hollywood — all while Rick is living next door to actress and eventual Manson family victim Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie).
Pacino will play the role of Marvin Schwarz, Rick’s agent.
Tarantino is writing and directing the film, which features a star-studded ensemble including Dakota Fanning as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen, and Emile Hirsch as Jay Sebring. Luke Perry, Nicholas Hammond, Clifton Collins Jr., Keith Jefferson, Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen also star.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will hit theaters Aug. 9, 2019 — 50 years after the notorious Tate-Labianca murders.
Pacino most recently starred in HBO’s film Paterno, and he just wrapped Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating crime drama The Irishman.
Variety first reported Pacino’s casting.