Zoë Bell is staying put in the Quentin Tarantino movie universe. The stuntwoman and actress confirmed on the red carpet for “Gringo” (via The Wrap) that she’ll be reuniting with her longtime collaborator on his ninth feature, “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.” The reunion marks the seventh Tarantino movie Bell will work on after two “Kill Bill” films, “Death Proof,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained,” and “The Hateful Eight.”
“I’m gonna be working in some capacity, which I can’t speak to yet, but I’m really excited,” Bell said about “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.”
The movie takes place in Los Angeles in 1969 at the height of hippy Hollywood. Leonardo DiCaprio is starring as Rick Dalton, a former popular television star struggling to make it in the movie business. Dalton is joined by his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt. The two happen to live next door to Sharon Tate, and their Hollywood struggle will somehow get caught up in the Manson murders. Margot Robbie is rumored to be the frontrunner to play Tate.
With both DiCaprio and Pitt re-teaming with Tarantino after “Django Unchained” and “Inglourious Basterds,” respectively, “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is already one of the director’s most star-driven efforts. Bell already knows buzz around the film is sky high, and she teases that other casting choices she’s heard from Tarantino are just as major as Pitt and Tarantino.
“With those two coming aboard and the others I’ve heard sort of percolating,” Bell said, “I’m wondering how the world’s not going to implode with so much genius working in the same space.”
Tarantino is expected to begin shooting “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” this summer. Sony has already set the film’s release date for August 9, 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate’s murder.