Lena Dunham & Lorenza Izzo Join Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Like the universe, the cast for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood keeps expanding with stars. The writer/director of one of the greatest ensemble movies of all time (in our humble opinion), Pulp Fiction, always draws a great cast, but Once Upon a Time in America may be his masterpiece (a nod to an Inglourious Basterds quote for the uninitiated). We’ve already shared photos of three of the film’s stars on set—Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bradd Pitt. Now Deadline reports Tarantino has added Lena Dunham, Lorenza Izzo, Maya Hawke and Austin Butler.

Dunham, Hawke, and Izzo join not only Robbie, DiCaprio, and Pitt but an aces cast that includes Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Scoot McNairy, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond. The plot is still largely unknown, but we know that DiCaprio and Pitt play former Western TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth, respectively. DiCaprio’s Dalton lives next door to Sharon Tate (Robbie), where she and four other people were murdered by followers of Charles Manson.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be the first major feature for Girls‘ creator and star Dunham. Butler is coming off filming Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die, which also boasts a great cast—Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver and Selena Gomez. Hawke, the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill star Uma Thurman, will be in season three of Netflix’s Stranger Things. The Chilean star Izzo is in the Hulu series Casual and is a part of the upcoming The House With a Clock in its Walls.

Once Upon a Time in America is due in theaters on July 26, 2019.

Featured image, L-r: NEW YORK, NY – MAY 23: Lorenza Izzo attends the AMC’s Feed The Beast Premiere on May 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for AMC. NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 22: Actress Lena Dunham attends ‘My Art’ premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea on April 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)


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