Leo and Brad go retro in first 'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood' poster

Photo: Instagram / Leonardo DiCaprio
Photo: Instagram / Leonardo DiCaprio 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are easily one of 2019's most exciting on-screen pairings, and fans got a preview of their 1960s style in the first poster for their upcoming Quentin Tarantino-directed film "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood."

DiCaprio shared the poster on Twitter Monday morning, which depicts the two actors with the famous Hollywood sign in the background, with DiCaprio wearing a sharp leather jacket and Pitt looking laid-back in a Hawaiian button, down, T-shirt and jeans.

"Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" is set in late-1960s Los Angeles, and tells the story of two men who lived next door to Sharon Tate, played in the film by Margot Robbie.

Photo: Sony Pictures
Photo: Sony Pictures Photo: Sony

On Twitter, fans puzzled over Pitt, asking why the acclaimed actor didn't quite look like himself in the poster.

"Why does Brad Pitt's head look like it's been photoshopped onto another man's body?" tweeted one commenter, with another writing, "How nice of Madame Tussaud's to lend out their Brad Pitt wax figure for this poster."

Other Twitter users alternately claimed that Pitt looked more like Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Redford, Jim Carrey or Matthew McConaughey than himself.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hollywood. 1969. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood

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The film was previously hit with Photoshopping claims in June, when Sony apologized for retouching a promotional photo from the film after media outlets noticed that a new version of the photo on Sony's press site smoothed over DiCaprio's double chin.

As Tarantino has previously described, the movie "takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor...Sharon Tate."

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Actor Damon Herriman will play Charles Manson in the film, though Tarantino previously said that the movie would not center on Manson's murder of Tate, but rather on the year 1969.

At CinemaCon last year, DiCaprio called Tarantino's script "the most amazing screenplay he's ever written, and that's saying a lot," before promising that the film would "transport us into a different era."

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