Leonardo DiCaprio Will Headline Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2018

Tarantino is roping in Leonardo DiCaprio for his upcoming Charles Manson movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The last time Leonardo and the two-time Oscar victor collaborated was in 2012 on Tarantino's critically-acclaimed western, which amassed $425.4M at the worldwide box office.

An Aug. 9, 2019 release date has been set, which also marks the 50th anniversary of Tate's death.

The upcoming film, Tarantino's ninth, is set to release on August 9, 2019, Deadline reported Friday, exactly 50 years after members of the Manson Family cult murdered actress Sharon Tate and four other guests at her house. The publication claims that Leonardo will play an aging actor in a film which Quentin describes as a movie similar to Pulp Fiction. 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.

At the moment, no one is precisely sure regarding the details of the film, but supposedly it will take place in the summer of 1969 - the Summer of Love - during Manson's murder spree.

If the rumors are anything to go by, then this movie might not just have DiCaprio, but an star-studded ensemble. Other A-list names such as Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence have also been rumored in previous months, though that remains unconfirmed.

When it comes to new Quentin Tarantino movies, he already has our curiosity and attention. Additionally, Tarantino has reportedly also written a supporting role with Al Pacino in mind.

DiCaprio and Tarantino last collaborated in 2012 on "Django Unchained".

Whoever gets cast, there's no denying it'd be good to see DiCaprio back in the game - he hasn't had a jaunt on the big screen since his Oscar-winning role in The Revenant.

Tarantino and DiCaprio are partnering up once again. Margot Robbie, meanwhile, is being eyed for the role of Sharon Tate.

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