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Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Lead Role In Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Charles Manson’ Movie

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Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film follows the story of infamous cult leader Charles Manson, exploring the history of the brutal Manson family murders that took place in 1969.

Leonardo DiCaprio Signs On To Star In Quentin Tarantino's Charles Manson Film

When Tarantino's film was first announced last year, there were no details on which famous actor was going to star as Charles Manson. But now, Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star in Quentin Tarantino's Charles Manson film.

Charles Manson and his group of followers, also known as "the Manson family," were responsible for a series of tragic murders, including actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of film director Roman Polanski (The Pianist).

Tate was halfway through her pregnancy when she was stabbed 16 times by her killers. Manson's followers then used her blood to write PIG on her front door. The series of murders by Manson and his followers shook up Hollywood. People were not only terrified but couldn't feel safe in their own home. The Charles Manson trial happened to be the longest trial in U.S history, lasting almost 10 months.

Margot Robbie Or Jennifer Lawerence May Play The Role Of Sharon Tate

Both Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) have been approached by Tarantino to play the role of Sharon Tate, but nothing has been confirmed just yet. In addition, Brad Pitt is being considered for the role of Vincent Bugliosi, the lawyer known for prosecuting Charles Manson.

This isn't the first time Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in one of Quentin Tarantino's films. In fact, the two previously worked together on western film Django Unchained (2012). The film about Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), a plantation owner, who gets himself into a heated showdown with Django (Jamie Foxx), a bounty hunter.

Quentin Tarantino's film is being produced by David Heyman (Harry Potter), Shannon McIntosh (Death Proof), along with executive producer Georgia Kacandes (The Hateful Eight).

Sony Pictures won the rights to Tarantino's ninth film, the first project that wasn't directed for The Weinstein Company. This was after competing against other major studios, including Fox, Lionsgate, Universal, and Warner Brothers. However, Fox decided to drop out of the heated bidding war.

Quentin Tarantino's film is expected to be released in theaters on August 9th, 2019 the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate's murder.

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