It has been officially confirmed that Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino’s untitled Charles Manson movie, reuniting him with his Django Unchained director. The film will be Tarantino’s 9th as director and the first DiCaprio has starred in since he won the Oscar for his leading role in The Revenant.
Set in Los Angeles in 1969, the movie will focus around an aging male TV actor who had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. The Manson family murders of Actress Sharon Tate and several others at her LA home looks to be a backdrop for the main story. Fans who were hoping to see DiCaprio in the role of Manson will be disappointed to find out that reports suggest he will play the role of the male TV actor.
There has also been news recently that Tarantino has already asked Margot Robbie to play the role of Sharon Tate, however she is yet to be cast. If Robbie is to get the role then it will also mean another collaboration for DiCaprio, the pair previously working together in Martin Scorsese’s biopic The Wolf of Wall Street. Many other big names have been circling, with possible parts for Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt however DiCaprio is the first actor to board the project.
It has already been confirmed that alongside Tarantino will be Harry Potter’s David Heyman as well as Shannon McIntosh as producers, with Georgia Kacandes as executive producer. The project was picked up by Sony and is set for release on 9th August 2019 which will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Tate murder.
I have got to say I am thrilled to see DiCaprio reteam with Tarantino. The movie has also been described as Pulp Fiction-esque which I am sure will excite many fans of the talented director.