DiCaprio Reunites With Tarantino
♦ Quentin Tarantino’s next film is about Charles Manson and Variety have just announced that Leonardo DiCaprio will be appearing in it, reuniting them for the first time since 2012…
After being courted for several months, Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino’s untitled Charles Manson movie, sources confirmed to Variety.
DiCaprio will play an aging, out-of-work actor in the film. Margot Robbie, meanwhile, is being eyed to play Sharon Tate.
This will mark DiCaprio’s first film since winning the Oscar in 2016 for his performance in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant. DiCaprio and Tarantino last collaborated on 2012’s Django Unchained.
As previously reported, Tom Cruise is also being pursued to star in the director’s ninth feature. Sources now tell Variety that Tarantino is also interested in casting Al Pacino in the film. Sony is distributing it.
The movie will hit cinemas on 9 August 2019, Variety has learned. Opening on the 50th anniversary of the day that the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after Tate was killed, the film will head off against “Artemis Fowl,” Disney’s adaptation of the popular sci-fi and fantasy series.
Sony beat out several bidders, including Warner Bros. and Paramount, for rights to the film. The movie — shrouded in secrecy — is set in 1969 and is believed to involve Charles Manson and the Manson family murders. The director has told media outlets that it’s not a biopic, but is an ensemble film set during the tumultuous time period. It’s the first pic that Tarantino is releasing without the Weinstein Company. A group of investors led by Maria Contreras-Sweet is in a strong position to buy the Weinstein Company following sexual misconduct allegations against its disgraced founder Harvey Weinstein.
It was Deadline Hollywood which first reported the news.