Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming “Manson Family” film confirms its latest addition: Oscar Winner Leonardo DiCaprio!
Tarantino’s untitled film, centered around the post-Manson paranoia of late 1960’s Los Angeles, will star DiCaprio in a critical role. Variety reports that DiCaprio will play the lead as an aging, out of work actor. Previous reports have also mentioned a secondary role, concerning the aging actor’s stunt double. This could mean we will see Leonardo DiCaprio playing two roles in the upcoming film.
In addition, Tarantino is reportedly still looking to cast Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, Suicide Squad) in the role of Sharon Tate. The Tate namedrop ensures a Manson Family tie-in or potential story line. Tom Cruise, Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brad Pitt are also in talks to take up roles in this upcoming film distributed by Sony Pictures.
This will be DiCaprio’s second film under the direction of Tarantino, previously starring as the villainous Calvin Candie in 2012’s Django Unchained. The untitled project will be the first film for the star since Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant. DiCaprio won his first Oscar for his role as Hugh Glass in the 2016 blockbuster. David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh will co-produce the ninth film from the celebrated director. DiCaprio is currently represented by LBI Entertainment and Hanson Jacobson.
If Quentin Tarantino is true to his word with making only ten films, he’s close to the end. However, tackling Hollywood’s most iconic true horror story should be an easy task for the writer and director. Set in a time period so crucial to pop culture, this new project is sure to be a huge treat for fans.
Name and plot details are being kept secret but the film is set to release August 9th, 2019, the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate’s death.