Quentin Tarantino Finished Manson Family Movie Script, Looking For Studio And Leonardo DiCaprio
Over the summer we learned that Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie will be based around Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of director Roman Polanski, who was murdered when she was eight months pregnant by Charles Manson’s followers on August 8, 1969. On the legendary director’s wish list for actors is for Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate and Tarantino favorite Samuel L. Jackson to “play a lead in the film.” Tarantino has allegedly already met with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawerence about staring in the upcoming movie. The latest casting rumor is that Tarantino wants another A-lister for his film – Leonardo DiCaprio, who played plantation-owner Calvin Candie in Quentin’s Django Unchained. A role has reportedly being written for DiCaprio, but Leo nor any other actor has signed up for Tarantino’s next movie yet.
Tarantino has finished writing the script for the unnamed movie about the real-life story of the Manson Family murders. The film based in the 1960s will next go into production, but it currently has no film studio behind it. All nine of Tarantino’s movies have been made with Miramax and The Weinstein Company, but the director has decided to part ways after the 27 accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. “I knew enough to do more than I did,” Tarantino told The New York Times. “There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.”
Deadline reports that his next film is “limited to the major studios, because Tarantino and his WME reps wanted to make one deal with a studio that has the ability to release the picture globally.” Once Tarantino finds a studio, he’ll begin shooting the film in the middle of 2018, with a hopeful 2019 release date if all goes according to plan.