Leonardo DiCaprio to Reteam with Quentin Tarantino for Charles Manson Movie

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

When it comes to new Quentin Tarantino movies, he already has our curiosity and attention.

After months of rumors, Leonardo DiCaprio is now confirmed to be reuniting with Quentin Tarantino for his upcoming movie set around the Manson family murders.

Tarantino and DiCaprio are partnering up once again. It was widely reported that Tarantino had initially wanted DiCaprio to play Col. Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds.

Reports suggest the movie will follow an ageing actor (DiCaprio) in 1969 Los Angeles and his life will cross paths with the murders. His sidekick - who's also his stunt double - is looking for the same thing. The film will open on the 50th anniversary of the day the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day Sharon Tate was killed. It's possible he has the "male TV actor who's had one hit series" part, and it could be interesting to see DiCaprio, one of the biggest stars of the past two decades, play someone who's down and out in Hollywood. Margot Robbie has been tapped to play actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered in the summer of 1969 (while pregnant) by Manson's followers. The film set off a bidding war after Tarantino parted ways with long-time producers The Weinstein Company following the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, with several studios clammoring to get their hands on Tarantino's script. Warner Bros. After all that, however, Tarantino signed with Sony.

However, DiCaprio's newest role with Tarantino will be the actor's first movie since his Oscar win for The Revenant. Tarantino is still looking for the second male lead for the film, which means both Cruise and Pitt might still be an option, if a deal can be worked out. Additionally, Tarantino has reportedly also written a supporting role with Al Pacino in mind. Sony picked up the movie late 2017. The untitled film already has a date set for August 9th, 2019 and would mark nearly four years since audiences last saw DiCaprio on screen (he does have other projects in the works, but this will likely be the first one to make it to completion).

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