- The poster of 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' dropped yesterday
- Brad Pitt has been digitally made to look younger, suspects Twitter
- Brad Pitt co-stars with Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's film
The Internet has invoked the P-word after the first poster for the new Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood dropped yesterday. The film, based on the Manson Family murders in 1969, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a TV star and Brad Pitt as his stunt double. Both actors feature on the poster, outfitted Sixties-style, leaning away from each other. While much of the dramatis personae in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood are based on real people, the characters played by Leo and Brad are fictional. As such, we don't know how old they are meant to be in the film and Twitter smells a Photoshop rat. Brad Pitt has been digitally made to look younger than his 55 years, suspects social media, possibly with the intent of making him appear the same age as Leonardo Di Caprio who is 44.
What is going on with the photoshop work on Brad Pitt in this #OnceUponATimeinhollywood poster?— Steven Agnew (@agnew1979) March 18, 2019
Twitter was also getting a distinct Ace Ventura vibe from Brad's shirt:
Plus, there were other unanswered questions:
A couple of optimists made the case for what seems to have been deemed a bad Photoshop job:
I love how the poster for Tarantino's latest remembers 1969 had no decent photoshop software - so it hasn't used it either. QT is so meta. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood#Tarantinopic.twitter.com/QINmwYYyPz— Mark O'Connell (@Mark0Connell) March 18, 2019
I'm gonna go on the opposite side and say the crappy poster for #OnceUponATimeInHollywood is intentional because the film takes place in the 60s/70s.— dracarys. (@DavikaStaar) March 19, 2019
That, or the graphic designer really is trash LOL.
And there was a bit of creative Photoshopping on the part of fans as well:
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood stars an impressive ensemble cast of actors, among them Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of filmmaker Roman Polanski who was murdered while pregnant by cult leader Charles Manson and his followers. In August 1969, the Manson Family stormed the Los Angeles residence of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski (who was away filming), and killed her and four others present at the house.
The cast of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood also includes Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Lena Dunham. Luke Perry, who died this month of a stroke, also has a role. Australian actor Damon Herriman plays Charles Manson, a role he was also cast in on the Netflix series Mindhunter. Tarantino regulars Tim Roth and Michael Madsen also appear in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which will release on July 26.