Bruce Dern Replaces His Friend Burt Reynolds In Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’
Exclusive: Quentin Tarantino is setting Bruce Dern to play George Spahn in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.
That was the role that Dern’s longtime friend Burt Reynolds was going to play but was unable to shoot before he died on September 6.Dern, who played the most pissed-off man in the world as former Confederate general Sanford Smithers in Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, will join a stellar cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, James Mardsen, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Lena Dunham, Emile Hirsch, Luke Perry, Scoot McNairy and James Remar.
The film is a Pulp Fiction-esque tapestry of stories in an around Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, when Charles Manson and his followers massacred Sharon Tate and others.
The film will be released July 26 by Sony Pictures.
David Heyman is producing with Shannon McIntosh and Tarantino.
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