DiCaprio to star in Tarantino's Manson movie

DiCaprio to star in Tarantino's Manson movie

DiCaprio to star in Tarantino's Manson movie

After being courted for several months, Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino's untitled Charles Manson movie, sources confirmed to Variety. The murder of Tate and her four friends somehow factors into the plot, which has been teased as resembling the multi-narrative structure of "Pulp Fiction". 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 pair last worked together on 2012's Django Unchained, when DiCaprio took a turn as shady plantation owner Calvin J. Candie.

According to Deadline, the 43-year-old Oscar victor nabbed one of the "two meaty male roles" circled by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, which was referred to only as an 'aging actor'.

The Manson Family mastermind died November 19, age 83, while serving his life sentence for for seven counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder at the California State Prison in Corcoran.

Following the announcement that he had finished the script, Tarantino teased us with a bit of info about the highly anticipated forthcoming movie towards the end of past year, simply saying that "it's not Charles Manson, it's 1969" at apost-screening brunch at Estrella on Sunset for Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled.

Tarantino's now untitled ninth feature film now has a release date of August 9, 2019.

Additionally, the release of the film will come out on the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate's murder.

DiCaprio, an Oscar victor in 2016 for "The Revenant", will play an aging actor in the untitled film.

Sony declined to comment on the most recent casting news.

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