March 17, 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts role in Tarantino's Charles Manson film

13 January 2018, 05:26 | Max Haynes



On top of Brad Pitt, who is reportedly "circling" the project, Deadline is now reporting that Tarantino's Django Unchained co-star Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped.

The idea of Quentin Tarantino making a Pulp Fiction-esque period film set in Hollywood during the time of the Charles Manson murders is a odd one, and we still have next to no idea what the movie will actually be.

'If anyone tried to duplicate what [Quentin] does I think they would be sued for copyright infringement, ' DiCaprio - who almost played Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds - told EW back in 2012.

The publication claims that Leonardo will play an aging actor in a film which Quentin describes as a movie similar to Pulp Fiction.

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After a heated bidding war, Sony picked up the rights to the feature back in November.

The project will be Leonardo's first since he won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Hugh Glass in The Revenant. The murders took place in the home of actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, who was killed when she's eight months pregnant, alongside four others.

The Sony Pictures movie is to be released on August 9, 2019, exactly 50 years after Tate and four friends were stabbed or shot dead.

Coincidentally, the 54-year-old filmmaker is also after the Wolf of Wall Street's former leading lady Margot Robbie to play murder victim Sharon Tate in the Sony flick slated for release in 2019.

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