Damian Lewis has been added to the cast of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming movie about the Manson murders.
Deadline reports the Billions star will play legendary actor Steve McQueen, one of the Hollywood greats added to a “hit list” in 1969 by serial killer and cult leader Charles Manson.
He’ll join Tarantino regulars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who play Western star Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth respectively, and Margot Robbie, who’ll play pregnant actress Sharon Tate.
Described as a Pulp Fiction-style “tapestry of stories” from Los Angeles in the late 1960s, the film follows various characters and, like most Tarantino outings, features an enviable ensemble cast.
Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth, are all set to appear in so far undisclosed roles, while The Alienist‘s Dakota Fanning will play Manson disciple Squeaky Fromme, The Sound of Music‘s Nicholas Hammond will play director Sam Wanamaker, and Bonnie & Clyde‘s Emile Hirsch will play Jay Sebring, the Hollywood hairstylist who was one of four victims in the Tate murders on Cielo Drive.
If that wasn’t enough, then a few colorful-sounding fictional characters will be added too, including “Scotty Lancer,” who’ll be played by Beverly Hills 90210‘s Luke Perry; “Ernesto the Mexican Vaquero,” who’ll be played by Westworld‘s Clifton Collins Jnr, and “Land Pirate Keith,” who’ll be played by The Hateful Eight‘s Keith Jefferson.
Phew. Anyone would find it tough to stand out in a cast like that, but we have faith Damian can pull it off.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will open in theaters on August 9 next year, on the 50th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders.
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