The rumored final film of Quentin Tarantino is set to cast none other than the renowned comedian Paul Walter Hauser in the lead role. Titled, ‘The Movie Critic’, the upcoming feature film will take place in the year 1977, the Era of mischievous Bell Bottoms and Disco music, wherein Hauser will play the role of a movie critic for The Pop star Pages, a porno rag. Samuel L. Jackson, who has worked in a number of Tarantino’s movies such as ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Kill Bill series’, ‘Django Unchained’ and so on, is expected to join the cast.
Known for his role in Disney’s ‘Cruella’, and ‘I Tonya’, Hauser occupies a novel role as a protagonist with a peculiar story to narrate. ‘Once Upon a time in Hollywood’s, Vickie Thomas collaborates once more with Tarantino, reprising her role in this upcoming film.
Not much is known regarding the plot, cast and crew of the film as it is currently under development. However, it will be shot in Los Angeles, California, home of Hollywood. As the plot of the film primarily relies on entertainment, the setting of Los Angeles in the 70s is perfect to set the tone and aid the visual appeal of the movie. After all, 1977 saw the premiere of the blockbuster movie, ‘Saturday Night Fever’, starring John Travolta, which became an instant cult classic. The 70s also saw the rise of music by ABBA, Bee Gees, Prince and Michael Jackson. Fashion and Revolution went hand-in-hand during the time and it is no surprise that 70s fits well with Tarantino’s story. Usage of raw dialogues, wide angled shots coinciding with sudden zooming, lively music and appropriate color tones can be expected in the iconic Tarantino fashion.
Vickie Thomas is expected to join the crew for ‘The Movie Critic’. Thomas’s other films with Tarantino include ‘Django Unchained’, released in 2012.
Quentin Tarantino’s Retirement
From ‘Reservoir Dogs’ (1992) all the way to ‘Once Upon a time in Hollywood’ (2019), Tarantino’s contribution to film making and screenplay has been remarkable. Tarantino has a unique mode of narrating the depth and emotions felt by his characters. He uses, silhouettes, dramatic entries, exaggerated reactions and a smooth yet surreal progressing. If Tarantino is indeed retiring from film making, as much as it is a loss to Hollywood, we can bet on the fact that his upcoming film will be as true to his success as his talent has proven in the past.
‘The Movie Critic’ is expected to be a perfect adieu to the visionary’s career and hopefully lives up to its predecessors.