Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio to Join Family of Tarantino's Manson Movie

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Stacy Diaz | 13 January, 2018, 05:25

Leonardo DiCaprio will reteam with his Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino for his "Pulp Fiction-esque" ninth feature centered around the Charles Manson murders in Hollywood back in 1969. The movie is the first of Tarantino's to be released with Sony and already has an August 2019 release date. Rumor has it that Margot Robbie from Scorsese's Wolf On Wall Street will take the role as Tate.

The gruesome story of Manson's crimes resurfaced in the cultural zeitgeist recently, when he died in prison on November 19, 2017, shortly after his 83rd birthday, and will surely do so again in classically gore-filled Tarantino fashion.

While exact plot details are being kept under wraps, the movie has been described as a 1969-set ensemble piece that in some way involves Manson and the murder of Sharon Tate.

Additionally, the release of the film will come out on the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate's murder. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Al Pacino are also rumored to be interested, or are being sought, for the movie.

The film is being produced by Harry Potter's David Heyman, Tarantino and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes exec producer and line producer.

DiCaprio, an Oscar victor in 2016 for "The Revenant", will play an aging actor in the untitled film.

Sony Pictures, part of Sony Corp, did not return a request for comment on the casting.

The actor is repped by LBI and Hansen Jacobson.