The movie, starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, is set in 1969 Hollywood against the backdrop of the Manson murders. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as TV star Rick Dalton, who is watching his star decline.
Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed the film that also stars Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Margot Qualley and the late Luke Perry. Meanwhile, Dalton lives next door to rising star Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), who eventually met a awful end at the hands of the Manson Family. That whole Esquire piece is definitely worth a read, though, because there are a lot of fascinating anecdotes about the film's characters and some true-life Hollywood stories involving the actors (example: DiCaprio describes the last time he saw River Phoenix on the night Phoenix died). Tarantino has asked that people who see the movie at Cannes withhold any spoilers, but for now we have this trailer to get excited over. While the loss of innocence will probably be a topic the film is exploring (Tarantino has said as much), I'm curious to see how he tackles it. As well as all the usual Tarantino-isms - a retro soundtrack, a devotion to classic cinema, and some fruity language - this second trailer shows more of the film's incredible sprawling cast and evocation of Hollywood in 1969.