The film was originally scheduled to open on the 50th anniversary of Tate's assassination. Sony has also made a number of other calendar changes, including the adoption of Little Women at Christmas 2019.
The high-profile Charles Manson film by Quentin Tarantino, Once upon a time in Hollywood has postponed its release date by two weeks to July 26, 201
Sony originally planned the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt open the 50th anniversary of the murders of Sharon Tate and their friends by Manson supporters on August 9, 2019.
Studio Insiders say the date was not changed because of the anniversary; Rather, they say that going out at the end of July brings the film more summer time. A shift of the date avoids, however, to deal with the actual anniversary.
Tarantino wrote the script and directs and produces the film. He describes the project as "a story that takes place in 1969 in Los Angeles at the height of hippies Hollywood."
The two leading roles are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), a former star of a TV western, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both fight to make it in a Hollywood that they no longer recognize. In the meantime, Rick's famous neighbor next door is Tate.
Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry and Damian Lewis complete the cast of the film, which includes Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr., Keith Jefferson, Nicholas Hammond, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, and Michael Madsen Tim Roth.
Sony has also made a number of other changes to its upcoming release calendar, including announcing that Little Women will be on Christmas Day in 2019. It also announced release dates for Zombieland (October 11 2019) and Bloodshot (February 21, 2020)
The studio also adapted the release plans for several others to films, including Slender Man of the August 24th of this year August 10, and Studio 8 White Boy Ric k, which is now opening on September 14 nationwide from first going out in selected theaters.