After Craig Gillepsie (I, Tonya, Cruella), Clint Eastwood (The Case of Richard Jewell) and Spike Lee (Blackkklansman, Da 5 Bloods), the filmmaker would like to team up with the actor for The Movie Critic.
Just before the writers’ strike, joined by the actors’ union, broke out, Quentin Tarantino would have found the ideal actor to play the main character of his final production, The Movie Criticreveals Hollywood reporter Daniel RPK.
We knew that the creator of Kill Bill was looking for a little-known 35-year-old American actor for this project, and if the journalist is telling the truth, he ultimately opted for a more recognizable actor than expected: Paul Walter Hauser. Great as Tony Harding’s accomplice in Me Tonyaby Craig Gillepsie, a director he later reunited with for Cruellathis 36-year-old American has since been seen in Blackkklansman by Spike Lee, and The Richard Jewell Case, by Clint Eastwood. For this drama based on a true story, he already played the leading role.
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If he is therefore far from being unknown, he would have impressed Tarantino to the point that he made him an offer. Except that since the strike is in full swing, it’s impossible to finalize a deal…
Will Paul Walter Hauser agree to play the main character in this film set in the 1970s, which is a continuation ofOnce Upon a Time… in Hollywood ? Initially, QT hoped to shoot it at the end of the summer in Los Angeles, but for the moment, his project is on hold. We should know more once negotiations between the unions and the strikers are successful.
“I’m inspired by a guy who really existedbut who never became famousexplained Quentin Tarantino about the protagonist of this film, on the sidelines of the last Cannes festival. He wrote movie reviews for a porn magazine. (…) His papers were as if they had been written by a cross between the young Howard Stern and Travis Bickle (the protagonist of Taxi Driverplayed by Robert de Niro, editor’s note), if he had been a film critic. Do you see the style of his diary? Transpose it to cinema. His papers from this porn journal were really funny. He was mean, he used bad words, even racial expressions. And what he was throwing was particularly sharp.”
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