Reports inform that the celebrated film critic and author Pauline Kael will serve as the subject of this Quentin Tarantino film
Last Updated: 06.44 AM, Mar 15, 2023
Looks like Quentin Tarantino's love for the sunny town of Los Angeles has found another dimension. Having set most of his films to date in the city (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) that he grew up in and holds very close to his heart, the 59-year-old auteur is reportedly keen once more to return to Los Angeles for what could be assumed to be his last and final directorial.
Yes, as per The Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino is putting together yet another period film that is set in the glorious 1970s in LA and will boast a female lead for the fifth time in his career. And there's a huge possibility that this film in question could be based on the late film critic and author, Pauline Kael - the film, too, has been fittingly named The Movie Critic!
The same reports also inform that Tarantino has named the script The Movie Critic but that doesn't confirm whether the eventual film will bear the name or not. He plans on taking the film to production in the fall of 2023, the reports, although there isn't a studio attached to the project yet.
As far as the central cast of The Movie Critic is concerned, neither Tarantino nor the sources involved in unveiling the development have disclosed any information yet. Regardless, considering that every major actor in the world, including the biggest of superstars, would be willing to do anything to be part of a Quentin Tarantino film, movie pundits and aficionados will maintain a keen eye on the all-important announcement regarding the lead actor.
Why Pauline Kael? Quentin Tarantino has spoken about the celebrated film critic several times and has been passionately vocal about how much he admires her. As someone who did go to film school for formal education in the medium, Tarantino attributes a lot of his early knowledge to the films he watched and more importantly, the critics like Kael that he encountered.
It would be interesting to see if Tarantino returns to a familiar face for the role or surprise us with his choice. Pauline Kael, the rumoured subject of his upcoming film, was in her 50s during the 1970s which might urge the writer-director to opt for a seasoned name to play the character but knowing that Tarantino almost never conforms, it's best not to predict anything at the moment. More updates to follow.