Today in rumoursville, Quentin Tarantino might re-team with Netflix to brings fans an extended cut of Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood.
In an interview on the The Mutuals podcast, via Complex, OUATIH star Nicholas Hammond said there are talks of a “four-hour Netflix version”, which sounds pretty standard for Tarantino. The theatrical version clocks in at two hours and 45 minutes.
Netflix recently turned Tarantino’s 2015 film The Hateful Eight into a mini-series called The Hateful Eight: Extended Version, which is pretty much four episodes that are all almost an hour long each. Unfortunately, it appears it’s only available on the US version of the streaming service… for now.
According to Hammond, there were a lot of scenes Tarantino shot that couldn’t make it into the film because “there simply wasn’t enough room.”
“I think they’re talking about doing the same [as The Hateful Eight],” he continued. “There are some actors like Tim Roth, wonderful actors, who never even made it into the film. I mean, their entire roles got cut … Actors, who are really, really first class actors, and they went and shot their scenes and I’m sure they’re wonderful scenes but they’re not in the movie.”
“The Netflix version will be great too,” he added.
This bit of the interview begins around the 22-minute and 10-second mark.
Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood takes place in 1969 Los Angeles and follows TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff (Pitt) as they struggle to adapt to an ever-changing industry, while Sharon Tate (Robbie) is rising to fame and infamous cult leader Charles Manson (Damon Herriman) is at large.
The film also stars Dakota Fanning, Austin Butler, Emile Hirsch, Scoot McNairy, Al Pacino, Spencer Garrett, Mike Moh, Lena Dunham, Damian Lewis, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Zoë Bell, James Marsden, Michael Madsen, James Remar, Brenda Vaccaro, and Luke Perry.
Marsden, who starred as a young Burt Reynolds in the film, also had his role cut.
Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood will hit Aussie cinemas August 15.