Veteran actor Bruce Dern has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s next feature “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
Dern, 82, replaces Burt Reynolds, who died earlier this month after suffering a heart attack, reported Variety.
Reynolds was set to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino in Tarantino’s film.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is set during the time of the Manson murders in 1969 and follows a television actor and his stunt double trying to make it big in the industry.
Dern, who earlier worked with the filmmaker on “The Hateful Eight”, will play George Spahn, the nearly-blind ranch owner whose property was invaded by Charles Manson (Damon Herriman) and his notorious ‘family’ in the months leading up to the crime.
The cast also includes Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Keith Jefferson, and Nicholas Hammond.
The film has a release date of July 26, 2019.