Leonardo DiCaprio to star in new Quentin Tarantino movie about Charles Manson

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Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play an aging actor in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film centered around the Charles Manson murders in the late 1960s.

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

All of Tarantino's past work has been distributed by The Weinstein Company and, well...nobody wants that guy's name stuck on the front of their movie these days, so Quentin has shopped the film around 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 movie will be Leonardo's first movie since his role in The Revenant which won him his first Academy Award.


Reports suggest the movie will follow an ageing actor (DiCaprio) in 1969 Los Angeles and his life will cross paths with the murders. Robbie is in the Oscar conversation this year for her performance in I, Tonya and previously worked with DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Additionally, the release of the film will come out on the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate's murder. Tom Cruise has apparently also been approached for a role.

DiCaprio, who played the villain of Tarantino's 2012 slave drama Django Unchained, will lead the cast in the untitled new film - the moviemaker's first with a major studio.

Sony Pictures, part of Sony Corp, did not return a request for comment on the casting.

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