Hollywood Mystery: Quentin Tarantino Has Quietly Acquired the Rights to a TV Western That Premiered 50 Years Ago. Why?

Dec 6, 2018  •  Post A Comment

In a mystery linked to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film about Charles Manson-era Hollywood, the director has quietly acquired the rights to the old TV Western “Lancer,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

The series, which aired for two seasons on CBS from 1968-1970, starred James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan and Elizabeth Baur. THR notes that Luke Perry plays a character named Scott Lancer in Tarantino’s movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — the same name as the heroic rancher played by Maunder in the TV series.

The movie also stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.

THR reports that Tarantino is contemplating bringing “Lancer” back as a limited-run TV series or a movie. “But how Perry ended up with the name in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ — due out this summer — remains a mystery,” the publication adds.

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