Leonardo DiCaprio to star in new Quentin Tarantino movie about Charles Manson
Leonardo DiCaprio’s next big role will reportedly be in a Quentin Tarantino film taking place around Charles Manson’s cult and the murders they committed in Los Angeles in the late 1960s.
The upcoming film, Tarantino’s ninth, is set to release on Aug. 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. DiCaprio previously played a villain in Tarantino’s 2012 movie Django Unchained.
According to Deadline, the Manson movie will be an ensemble movie (Tarantino’s specialty) similar to his hit film Pulp Fiction.
DiCaprio’s exact role isn’t known yet, aside from the detail that he’ll play an aging actor, according to Deadline. Margot Robbie has reportedly been asked to play Tate, and Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt may have big roles in the undoubtedly gruesome film.
DiCaprio’s role will be the first the actor has undertaken since his Oscar-winning performance in 2015’s The Revenant. 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.
Tarantino’s most recent film, The Hateful Eight, was received well by critics, earning an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for its original score.
Tarantino’s Manson movie was picked up by Sony in November, the same month that the cult leader died after spending 46 years in prison. Production is reportedly starting this year.
Sony declined to comment on the report.