Leonardo DiCaprio Signs On For New Quentin Tarantino Film on Charles Manson

Tonya Becker
January 13, 2018

Six years, the director and actor are teaming up once again, but this time it's for a very different kind of movie. The movie is the first of Tarantino's to be released with Sony and already has an August 2019 release date.

The upcoming film, Tarantino's ninth, is set to release on August 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 and Robbie previously worked together on The Wolf of Wall Street. While it's become popular for us in the media to label it as a Manson Family picture, Tarantino himself has said, "It's not Charles Manson, it's 1969", and the Mansons are rumored to be just one element of a larger ensemble picture.

Deadlinehas also suggested that Tarantino's made offers to Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt for parts, and that he has written a character with old fave Samuel L. Jackson in mind.

The movie will be Leonardo's first movie since his role in The Revenant which won him his first Academy Award. The Great Gatsby actor has signed on to play a leading role in Tarantino's upcoming film set during the summer of 1969, and oriented around the Manson killings.

'Because he's got his own unique, specific style, and when you see a Quentin Tarantino movie, you know it'. "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".

DiCaprio, who played the villain of Tarantino's 2012 slave drama Django Unchained, will lead the cast in the untitled new film - the moviemaker's first with a major studio. Cruise, Robbie, and DiCaprio aren't the only big names linked to Tarantino's new film, either.

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