First Plot Details Revealed for Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film
“It’s not Charles Manson, it’s 1969.” Quentin Tarantino recently clarified that his ninth film is not directly about the Manson Murders, and thanks to a new report, we now know what the roles will entail.
Vanity Fair posted a preliminary synopsis as follows: “Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie…focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick — who’s also his stunt double — is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.”
If reports are to be believed, Tarantino has spoken with Margot Robbie for the role of Manson Family victim Sharon Tate, while actors such as Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio are all being considered for lead roles in the picture.
Sony would be producing and distributing the film following the filmmakers’s split from The Weinstein Company. Filming is reportedly set to start in June 2018 ahead of a 2019 release, and as part of Tarantino’s deal with Sony, he wields final cut.
The real Charles Manson died of natural causes on Sunday while spending nine consecutive life terms in prison.