Leonardo DiCaprio Will Officially Headline Quentin Tarantino's 1960s Manson Film
As most of you have probably already heard, legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's next film will be a Pulp Fiction style movie set in the 1969 Los Angeles area, during the summer of the infamous Manson murders. Now, following weeks and weeks of rumors and speculation, Deadline is exclusively reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio is officially set to headline the highly anticipated film.
Leonardo DiCaprio has said yes to starring in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, which will reteam the actor and director from 2012’s Django Unchained. The new film, Tarantino’s ninth as director, was scooped up by Sony and already has an August 9, 2019 release date. The deal is expected to close soon, and this will become DiCaprio’s first film since he won the Oscar for The Revenant.
While DiCaprio is the first to be announced, he will certainly not be the last big star to sign on to the high profile project. As Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie are all said to be circling different roles in the film. Jennifer Lawrence has also been rumored for a role and Variety is now reporting that Quentin Tarantino is also considering Al Pacino for an undisclosed role in the film.
While little is known about the film, both Deadline and Variety are report that DiCaprio will play an aging, out-of-work actor in the film. Margot Robbie, meanwhile, is being eyed for the role of Sharon Tate.
I personally couldn't be happier about this news, as I'm a huge DiCaprio guy and if Tarantino gets Tom Cruise in this film as well. HOLY SMOKES! This is gonna be something truly AMAZING to behold! I'm all-in on this one folks!
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The film is set for release on the 50th anniversary of Tate's murder at the hands of the Manson family.