Tarantino cuts major stars from 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'

Sam Ashurst
Contributor
Director Quentin Tarantino attends the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" premiere at Cannes (credit: AP)

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood may have had a near-seven minute standing ovation at Cannes, but there’s a handful of famous actors who might have stayed in their seats if they’d made it to the premiere.

That’s because eagle-eyed critics have noticed several of the film’s named cast-members didn’t make the final cut.

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James Marsden, James Remar, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Danny Strong were all announced as being involved in the film - though, intriguingly, none of them have confirmed character names on IMDB. None of them have made the finished version.

And there’s actually 32 actors without character names on the lengthy cast-list, so maybe there’s going to be bad news for more than just these five when they eventually catch the final cut.

Actosr Brad Pitt, left and Margot Robbie pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Still, with Tarantino still editing his masterpiece, there’s a chance their scenes will be added back into the film. Inglourious Basterds was longer than the Cannes cut when it was released to a wide audience.

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Once Upon A Time Hollywood was a late addition to the Cannes programme because Tarantino was still working on the edit, so we’re sure there will be changes to come.

The film currently clocks in at 2 hours 39 minutes, but with Avengers: Endgame proving that lengthy runtimes don’t necessarily equal box office poison, we wonder if QT will use it as an excuse to deliver his longest film yet (which is currently The Hateful Eight, which runs at 168 minutes).

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Just don’t expect it to be 191 minutes long - that was the Grindhouse double-bill run time, and that’s Tarantino’s biggest box office flop.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is released in the UK on 14 August.