More than 20 years since Boogie Nights, Burt Reynolds is ready to put his “sleazy, peripherally movie-making guy for an iconic ’90s auteur” toupee back on. According to Deadline, the mustachioed octogenarian is set for a juicy part in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the latest from writer-director Quentin Tarantino.
The film is centered on late-’60s Hollywood and the Manson murders, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt already set to star as a fading star of TV Westerns and a stunt double, respectively, and Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate. Reynolds will reportedly play George Spahn, a blind man who rented his ranch out for Westerns and, subsequently, let the Manson Family stay there in exchange for seeing-eye and sexual favors.
Additionally, it’s said that Tarantino favorites Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Kurt Russell are now attached to smaller roles in the film. With Samuel L. Jackson already rumored to have a part, this thing is only an Uma Thurman, a Harvey Keitel cameo, a Christoph Waltz monologue, and 50 or so F-bombs away from a greatest hits of Tarantino’s usual suspects.