DiCaprio to star in Tarantino's Charles Manson film
The Academy Award-winning actor is in talks to star in the currently untitled project about American criminal Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders, directed by Quentin Tarantino
The untitled project is based on the 1969 murder spree conducted by four members of the Manson Family, a cult led by Charles Manson. The murders took place in the home of actor Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, who was killed when she was eight months pregnant, alongside four others. Charles and other members of his "family" were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1971.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been offered the role of "an aging actor in the story that is being kept under wraps but is a Pulp Fiction-esque film set in the 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders." According to reports, the deal is expected to be sealed soon.
DiCaprio previously worked with Tarantino in the Western slave-themed film Django Unchained (2012) which also earned rave reviews and several nominations at various awards shows.
The upcoming Manson film will potentially be a star-studded project, as Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Samuel L Jackson and Jennifer Lawrence have all been reportedly approached for roles in it.
The film is being developed at Sony Pictures, which has set August 9, 2019, as the release date to mark the 50th anniversary of the murder of Tate.