James Marsden Joins the Cast of Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

James Marsden Joins the Cast of Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

James Marsden and "American Housewife" actress Julia Butters will join the cast of Quentin Tarantino's film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," sources tell Variety.

Al Palcino, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Clifton Collins Jr, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond have been added to the film in supporting roles for a lineup that already includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth.

Tarantino's film has been referred to as a Pulp Fiction-like tapestry stories with characters around LA in the summer of 1969, before the Manson murders were committed. Sony Pictures stepped up to acquire the film and it is set for August 9, 2019 release worldwide. Sony described the film as a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor Sharon Tate.

Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in television shows Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Touched by an Angel, and Party of Five. He gained prominence with his portrayal of Scott Summers/Cyclops in the X-Men film series and starred in 2006's Superman Returns. Since 2016, Marsden has starred as gunslinger Teddy Flood, a sentient android, in the HBO Science fiction-western thriller series Westworld, as part of the main ensemble. Following his breakthrough in comic book films, Marsden went on to star in various genre films including 2007's Hairspray which was a critical and commercial success and won many awards for its ensemble cast. As Corny Collins, he sang two songs for the film's soundtrack which has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. He has had starring roles in family-friendly films such as Enchanted and Hop and leading man roles in 27 Dresses and The Best of Me. Marsden later starred in a range of independent films such as Small Apartments, Bachelorette, and Robot & Frank. He also returned to television guest-starring in MODERN FAMILY and playing Liz Lemon's love interest, Criss Chros in 30 ROCK in a supporting role. Marsden then portrayed President John F. KENNEDY in Lee Daniels' The Butler and had a supporting role as an antagonist in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

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