Some Hollywood analysts have begun speculating that a four-hour director’s cut of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is coming to Netflix. Similar to the special extended edition of The Hateful Eight that surfaced on the streaming service this year, Quentin Tarantino could be planning to release an episodic version of the film that includes many of its deleted scenes, exclusively on Netflix.
On August 1, The New York Times‘ Kyle Buchanan tweeted the original cut of the film had several actor’s scenes removed in order to preserve some time. Apparently, Tarantino promised the actors included, like Tim Roth, that their scenes would appear into an episodic Netflix edition of the film.
This is backed further by one of the actors from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Nicholas Hammond. The actor, who played Sam Wannamaker in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, recently appeared on The Mutuals Interviews podcast, stating that “There is talk about there being a four-hour Netflix version, as well, because there were a lot of scenes he shot that couldn’t make it into the film because there just simply wasn’t room.” Check that interview out in full below.
Naturally, Netflix and Tarantino have remained mum on future plans.
In other entertainment news, Shia Labeouf will play his own father in his semi-autobiographical film Honey Boy.
I keep hearing Tarantino told the ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD actors that he’ll put their deleted scenes back when he recuts the film into episodes for Netflix, akin to what he recently did with HATEFUL EIGHT
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) August 1, 2019