Quentin Tarantino has never been shy regarding who he wants in his films. Now, according to Deadline Hollywood, Tarantino appears to have his sights locked on Leonardo DiCaprio to star in his upcoming ensemble feature akin to Pulp Fiction.
While not tapped to play Manson, DiCaprio will be lending his gravitas to personify a washed up actor in the film. Sony has already greenlit the project, slating the film to release August 9, 2019. The date is significant historically as it is the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate’s murder at the hands of the Manson family.
Other big names have been rumored in consideration for key roles in the movie, including Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino with Margot Robbie eyed to play the part of Tate.
While details of the film’s plot are scarce, Tarantino has recently stated, “It’s not a Charles Manson movie… it’s a movie about 1969.” Anticipating a linguistically fluid movie as only Tarantino can pen, it will be interesting to see exactly what will be covered in the film. Background material lays in abundance as the year found itself swearing in President Nixon, watched the last public performance of the Beatles, and while the public was besieged by the horrific Zodiac killings.
This is DiCaprio’s first big named release since winning the Academy Award for The Revenant and will be his sophomore effort alongside Tarantino.
Interested to see DiCaprio once again team up with Tarantino? Do the potential additions of Cruise and Robbie tantalize your imagination?
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