Quentin Tarantino has long said that he will only direct ten films, and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was his ninth. So when will the tenth come? It doesn’t seem like we’ll have to wait too long, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the director is preparing for his final film “The Movie Critic”. Filming is set to begin this fall.
What the movie will be about has not been officially revealed, but it will take place in Los Angeles in the 1970s with a female lead character in the center. Which actors will appear in the film is not yet decided, but we will hear more about that later this year if the reports are true.
It is possible the story focuses on Pauline Kael, one of the most influential movie critics of all time. Kael, who died in 2001, was not just a critic but also an essayist and novelist. She was known for her pugnacious fights with editors as well as filmmakers. In the late 1970s, Kael had a very brief tenure working as a consultant for Paramount, a position she accepted at the behest of actor Warren Beatty. The timing of that Paramount job seems to coincide with the setting of the script — and the filmmaker is known to have a deep respect for Kael, making the odds of her being the subject of the film more likely.