Quentin Tarantino has recruited Brad Pitt to join Leonardo DiCaprio in his forthcoming film about the Manson Murders. As per Deadline, the full-length feature titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will focus on Manson and the murder of Sharon Tate, which was conducted by his followers in 1969.
According to Tarantino, the film is “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood." Vanity Fair summed it up as: “Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick — who’s also his stunt double — is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.”
Tarantino has also reportedly tapped Margot Robbie to play the role of Tate. The former actress was among one of five people to be killed by Manson's followers at the home she shared with husband and director Roman Polanski.
“I’ve been working on this script for five years," Tarantino said. "As well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
Backed by Sony Pictures, the film is reported to have a $100 million budget and will be released worldwide August 9, 2019.
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