Tarantino to write 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' novel

Shubham Dasgupta
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Tarantino to write
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31 Jan 2021: Tarantino to write 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' novel

Legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has inked a two-book deal with publishers Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

The first book will be about his film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which released in 2019. It is a comedy-drama venture set in the late 1960s Hollywood. Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt led the project.

57-year-old Tarantino hasn't worked on any movie after this 2019 flick.

About: Pitt won an Academy Award for the film

The film gives a broad view of the last glory old days of the golden era of Hollywood cinema.

While Pitt won an Oscar for it, the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review pegged this title as one of the 10 best movies of the year.

The film, which narrated the struggling days of a falling movie star, earned over $374mn.

Storyline: How a falling actor revives his career with another star

DiCaprio plays the actor Rick Dalton, who feels that his heydays in Hollywood are fading.

He has a friend named Cliff Booth, portrayed by Pitt, who is also his stunt double.

All of a sudden, Dalton becomes a neighbor to actress Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie, and her husband Roman Polanski.

Dalton then tries his luck to revive his Hollywood career through Tate.

Deal: Novel to show Dalton, Booth's lives 'forward, backward in time'

On popular demand, Tarantino is penning both the prequel and sequel to the events Dalton and Booth faced in the film through this book.

"The novel (titled Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: A Novel) will chart the lives of Tarantino's protagonists, TV actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, both forward and backward in time," the publisher teased.

Backdrop: A contribution to 'marginalized, yet beloved sub-genre in literature'

Tarantino is penning this as a contribution to his favorite genre, which is an "often marginalized, yet beloved sub-genre in literature."

"So as a movie-novelization aficionado, I'm proud to announce Hollywood as my contribution to this often marginalized, yet beloved sub-genre in literature," said Tarantino.

His second book is titled Cinema Speculation, a non-fiction, which takes "a deep dive into movies of the 1970s."