Quentin Tarantino’s next big flick is going to be just that — big. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has an incredibly large primary cast and that isn’t counting the extras and smaller supporting roles. Despite having more award winners than possibly imaginable, Tarantino isn’t done adding to his cast just yet. On Thursday, it was announced that the Sony Pictures film would also feature veteran actor Scoot McNairy, in a quite interesting role.
Deadline reported that McNairy is joining the cast to take on the part of a cowboy named Business Bob Gilbert. Not much is known about the role, but he will be a character in a Western TV show back in the late ’60s.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood features Leonardo Dicaprio in the leading role of Rick Dalton, a former famous Western TV actor who is trying to retain his stardom. Brad Pitt is Cliff Booth, the trusty sidekick stuntman of Dalton and he also hopes to remain relevant in an ever-changing industry.
One of the coolest things about this movie is that it is going to be set in 1969 Los Angeles and come at viewers in the same style of storytelling as Pulp Fiction. The movie takes place in the same time period of the Charles Manson murders.
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) June 21, 2018
While the majority of Quentin Tarantino’s movies have enormous casts with a lot of big names, it’s kind of hard to deny just how huge the cast for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is. Sure, there are some of his old-favorites in the list, but there are some other iconic actors who have signed on as well.
- Leonardo Dicaprio – Rick Dalton
- Brad Pitt – Cliff Booth
- Margot Robbie – Sharon Tate
- Luke Perry – Scott Lancer
- Timothy Olyphant
- Al Pacino – Marvin Schwarz
- Burt Reynolds – George Spahn
- Dakota Fanning – Squeaky Fromme
- Emile Hirsch – Jay Sebring
- Scoot McNairy – Business Bob Gilbert
- Damian Lewis – Steve McQueen
- Keith Jefferson – Land Pirate Keith
- Tim Roth
- Michael Madsen
- Clifton Collins, Jr. – Ernesto The Mexican Vaquero
- Nicholas Hammond
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is written and directed by Tarantino and will be released on Aug. 9, 2019. That just so happens to coincide with the Tate-LaBianca murders, which were executed by Tex Watson and three other members of the Manson family.
One way or another, everyone on the cast will be intertwined in the story of the Manson family murders as they took place during the same time and the chaos before and after. Scoot McNairy’s addition to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is huge for the current lead of HBO’s True Detective, which is in its third season. Casting likely isn’t over just yet, but the movie is set to come out in little over a year and it’s going to be a big one.