As you’re likely already aware, the teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, dropped this morning. Given that this is a truly star-studded cast that will help weave a Pulp Fiction-esque tapestry of the 1969 events leading up to the infamous Charles Manson murders, it’s only natural that most folks are zeroing in on the biggest names, including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie, who all feature prominently in the revealed footage. Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, and Scoot McNairy are also in this presumed epic, and the movie will see Luke Perry’s final appearance on the silver screen. However, we really shouldn’t neglect a very brief flash of Damon Herriman, the film’s madman Manson who also brought us Justified‘s beloved Dewey Crowe, nestled between title cards toward the end.
Dewey f*cking Crowe, man. It must be mentioned that while multiple other actors, including Matt Smith and Ben Mellish, are playing Manson in projects timed for the 50th anniversary of the Tate murders, only Damon Herriman is doing this twice. That’s right, he’s doing two versions — a late ’60s take for Tarantino and an ’80s arc for David Fincher’s Mindhunter — and that’s reason for intense excitement. Indeed, there are many enthused shouts for the charisma-loaded Herriman surfacing on social media.
Herriman’s an Aussie who could roll among the best Appalachian accents on FX’s very much missed Olyphant-starring series, and one can expect his performance as Manson to be both unprecedented and strong. We’ll find out if he delivers (Justified reunion!) when Tarantino’s latest arrives on July 26.