According to a report from Deadline, Leonardo DiCaprio landed a role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie based on the life and trial of Charles Manson, the serial killer who recently passed away in prison due to old age. The publication claims that Leonardo will play an aging actor in a film which Quentin describes as a movie similar to Pulp Fiction.
At the moment, no one is precisely sure regarding the details of the film, but supposedly it will take place in the summer of 1969 – the Summer of Love – during Manson’s murder spree.
Additionally, the release of the film will come out on the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate’s murder. Rumor has it that Margot Robbie from Scorsese’s Wolf On Wall Street will take the role as Tate.
Other big names may make it into the film like Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, to fulfill two “meaty male roles.” The studio, Sony Pictures, acquired the right to promote and distribute the film which will be released in August of 2019, August 9th to be exact.
David Heyman from Harry Potter-fame will produce the film as well as Tarantino himself, Georgia Kacandes, and Shannon McIntosh.
The movie will be Leonardo’s first movie since his role in The Revenant which won him his first Academy Award.
Fans were delighted when DiCaprio finally won the world, considering the upset after he didn’t win because of his role in Django Unchained as the racist slaveowner in the Antebellum South. Additionally, the Charles Manson film will be Quentin’s first production since The Hateful Eight.