The writer-director of the ’60s-set ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (out July 26) talks about assembling his megawatt cast—Leo! Brad! Margot!—working with the late Luke Perry, and why his last film ever could be… a Star Trek movie?
QUENTIN TARANTINO Well, that would have been kind of silly! [Laughs] I really did not know if I was going to get, like, the greatest casting coup of the century. No, I had a whole list of “Well, if that doesn’t work, then maybe these two guys could work, maybe those two guys could work.” [The problem was] everyone wanted to play Cliff. [Laughs] Leo wanted to play Cliff, but he knew he was better for Rick.
Why did he think he was better for Rick?
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