The Movie Critic: When is the next Tarantino film coming? Release date, cast, plot and news

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If you’re a fan of Quentin Tarantino‘s movies, you might be wondering what his next and final project will be. The legendary director has confirmed that he will retire after making his 10th film, which has the working title The Movie Critic. We’ll tell you everything we know so far about Tarantino’s last cinematic masterpiece.

What is The Movie Critic about?

The Movie Critic is set in Los Angeles in the late 1970s, a period that Tarantino has described as “the most exciting time in cinema history”. The film will follow a female heroine who is a movie critic. However, it is not clear whether she will be based on a real person or not. Some rumors have suggested that Tarantino might pay tribute to Pauline Kael, the influential New Yorker critic who inspired him as a young filmmaker. But Tarantino has denied this, saying that the film is not devoted to any specific critic.

Who will star in The Movie Critic?

The cast of The Movie Critic has not been officially announced yet, but there are rumors and speculation about who might join Tarantino’s final film. According to journalist Jeff Sneider, Tarantino wants to hire Cate Blanchett for the lead role. (via World of Reel) Blanchett is an Oscar-winning actress who has never worked with Tarantino before. She would be a great choice for playing a smart and witty movie critic who can hold her own in the male-dominated industry.

Another possible contender for the female lead is Margot Robbie (source: Giant Freaking Robot), who starred as Sharon Tate in Tarantino’s previous film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Robbie has expressed her interest in working with Tarantino again, and she could also fit the role of a young and glamorous critic who loves movies.

Other actors who might appear in The Movie Critic are Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who also starred in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and have a good rapport with Tarantino. They could play movie stars or directors who interact with the critic. Or maybe Tarantino will surprise us with some new faces or some of his old collaborators, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, or Christoph Waltz.

When will The Movie Critic be released?

Tarantino has said that he has finished the script for The Movie Critic and that he expects to start shooting in the fall of 2023. This means that we might see the film in theaters sometime in 2024 or 2025, depending on how long it takes to edit and distribute it. Tarantino is known for perfecting his films, so we might have to wait a bit longer than usual for his final work.

Why is The Movie Critic his 10th film and not his 11th?

Tarantino has famously said that he will make only 10 films before retiring from directing. He counts his films by how many scripts he has written, not by how many movies he has released. Therefore, he considers Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 as one film, since they were based on one script that was split into two parts. He also does not count Death Proof as one of his films, since it was part of a double feature with Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror called Grindhouse.

By this logic, The Movie Critic will be Tarantino’s 10th film after Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (2003-2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

What will Tarantino do after The Movie Critic?

Quentin Tarantino has announced that he will retire from directing feature films after The Movie Critic, his tenth and final movie. However, he has not ruled out other creative endeavors, such as writing books and plays or making documentaries and TV shows. He has already published two books based on his previous films: a novelization of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and a collection of essays called Cinema Speculation.

He has also expressed his interest in directing a Star Trek movie if he gets the opportunity. He has said he has an idea for a Star Trek script that would be “Pulp Fiction in space”. However, this project is still uncertain and depends on whether Paramount Pictures agrees to let him make it.

Tarantino has also hinted that he might come back to directing feature films after a long hiatus if he finds something new that inspires him. He has compared himself to Sergio Leone, the Italian director who made only seven films but left a lasting legacy.

The Movie Critic is set in late 1970s Los Angeles and centers on a female lead. It is speculated that the story is based on Pauline Kael, one of the most influential movie critics of all time. Kael, who died in 2001, was known for her witty and provocative reviews and essays. She also had a brief stint as a consultant for Paramount in the late 1970s, where she clashed with studio executives and filmmakers.