AceShowbiz - Quentin Tarantino highly-anticipated film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is getting thicker as the director has just added seven more cast members. The newly-added cast members include Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr., Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.
They will take supporting roles and join Leonardo DiCaprio, who previously starred in Tarantino's "Django Unchained", Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tim Roth, Timothy Olyphant, Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen who were previously reported to star in the film.
According to Deadline, Lewis will portray one of Hollywood greatest heartthrobs, Steve McQueen, while Fanning steps into the role of Manson family disciple Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who received a life sentence after making an assassination attempt on President Gerald Ford in 1975.
Meanwhile, Hirsch will play Hollywood hairstylist Jay Sebring, who was one of four victims in Tate murders on Cielo drive. Hammond is set to play director Sam Wanamaker, Collins takes the role of Ernesto The Mexican Vaquero, Perry is Scotty Lancer and Jefferson will portray Land Pirate Keith.
Burt Reynolds is set to play ranch owner George Spahn. He owns the ranch where the Manson family live and plan the murders. Meanwhile, Olyphant, Madsen, Russel and Roth's characters are still unknown.
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" story takes place in 1969 and centers on the life of DiCaprio's Rick Dalton, who is a former actor in an incredibly popular Western TV series, and his stunt double, Pitt's Cliff Booth. The two struggle to survive in a new Hollywood that has moved on without them. One day, a rising star named Sharon Tate, portrayed by Margot Robbie, moves next to Dalton's house. After that, the rising star is murdered along with three others at her house on Cileo Drive.
The film is set for U.S. Release on August 9, 2019, which marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Tate murders.