After months of rumors, Leonardo DiCaprio was finally confirmed to be reuniting with Quentin Tarantino for his upcoming movie set around the Manson family murders. Precisely what this film is about, however, still remains a mystery, as Tarantino has confusingly said that it’s not actually about the Manson murders, despite Manson victim Sharon Tate reportedly playing a central role in the narrative.
Unfortunately, there’s still quite a bit of secrecy surrounding the project, but Variety’s Justin Kroll now has some new info for us. It’s not much, but according to him, both Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise have met with QT to talk about playing a stuntman in the film. As for DiCaprio, he’s said to be portraying Tate’s neighbor, while the director is also searching for a Polish actor to play Roman Polanski, who’ll have a sizeable role.
That last bit is certainly the most interesting, as Polanski is a pretty controversial figure and we’re curious to see how Tarantino will portray him. It’s also probably safe to assume that given that he’ll have a large role, the film will focus heavily on Hollywood and the entertainment industry. After all, like we mentioned above, QT has said that this project isn’t actually about the murders themselves.
While all of Tarantino’s past work has been distributed by The Weinstein Company, nobody wants that guy’s name stuck on the front of their movie these days, so Quentin apparently shopped the film around Hollywood. After much buzz, Sony Pictures emerged the victor, granting the project a $100 million budget and a prime slot in the summer schedule.
Now, it’ll release on August 9th, 2019 and as things continue to come together, we’ll be sure to bring you more on whatever it is the iconic director might have planned for his upcoming Charles Manson movie.