Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Quentin Tarantino one more time, starring in his upcoming film about the Manson Family Murders. DiCaprio, whose last big-screen appearance was in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant, previously collaborated with Tarantino in the 2012 western Django Unchained.
The director has kept to himself most details about his upcoming production, which has already been picked up by Sony Pictures. Deadline recently reported in an exclusive that the anticipated production will be set in the summer of 1969, following the Manson Family cult murders in Los Angeles. Tarantino, known for his unique directorial style, is crafting the crime drama in a similar tone to that of the widely acclaimed Pulp Fiction.
Joining DiCaprio is fellow star Margot Robbie, who has been approached for the role of Sharon Tate. Tate, one of the victims of the Manson cult, was an actress with a promising career back then, and was married to the polemic director Roman Polanski.
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise have been reported to be lined-up for prominent roles as well, although their participation has not been entirely confirmed.
George Kacandes will serve as executive producer. He previously produced Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and DiCaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street. David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino will be also producing the film, which is starting production this year.
Tarantino’s upcoming production is slated for an August 9, 2019 release. This date would coincide with Sharon Tate’s death anniversary, 50 years after her life was cut short at the young age of 26.
Source: Deadline – Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie