The film will feature DiCaprio as fading television star Rick Dalton with Pitt as his stunt double Cliff Booth. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969 when the Manson Family murders took place.
"First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood," DiCaprio captioned the set photo of himself with Pitt on Instagram Wednesday. DiCaprio is seen wearing a yellow turtleneck sweater with an orange jacket as he stands next to Pitt who is donning sunglasses with a denim jacket and jeans.
DiCaprio and Pitt will be joined by Margot Robbie as actress Sharon Tate, Burt Reynolds, Dakota Fanning as Manson family associate Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, Al Pacino, Damian Lewis as actor Steve McQueen, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, James Marsden and Tim Roth, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Sony is set to release the project on Aug. 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family murders which involved the killing of nine people including Tate at the hands of Charles Manson's followers.
DiCaprio's character in the film will be a neighbor of Robbie's Tate.