Rumors have been swirling about Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, and reports from a highly credible source shed some light on the subject. According to Hollywood Reporter, the film is titled “The Movie Critic” and will be set in Hollywood in the 1970s.
While the plot details are still scarce, some speculate that the film could be about Pauline Kael, a highly respected film critic from that era. Kael worked as a consultant for Paramount in the late 1970s, and her famously harsh reviews earned her a reputation as a tough critic.
Given Tarantino’s well-known love for cinema, it’s likely that The Movie Critic will pay homage to the New Hollywood era of filmmaking. However, the focus will be on the critics rather than the filmmakers themselves. This is in keeping with the director’s previous film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which celebrated the filmmaking industry of that era.
The project is still shrouded in secrecy, and no details about the cast or release date have been released. The film is said to be “tightly closed in a briefcase,” but the rumors have already leaked out to the public.
It’s unclear which studio will produce the film, but Sony is a likely candidate given Tarantino’s relationship with Tom Rothman, who heads up the studio. Sony also distributed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is a natural fit.