Roman Polanski to Play Key Part in Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie

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Tarantino’s ninth film will open on August 19, 2019, which is conveniently the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tates murder

We haven’t heard too much about this film, but as pre-production ramps-up and production set for this Spring, details are beginning to leak out. 

And in the latest news, an update from Variety reporter Justin Kroll on Twitter earlier confirmed some new details about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie.

Tarantino is looking for a new face instead of a Hollywood actor to portray the controversial filmmaker who fled the United States in 1978 before he faced sentencing after being charged for drugging and raping a minor including sodomy.  We’ve heard rumors of rumors of Margot Robbie circling the role of Tate, so naturally, Roman Polanski will exist in the film.

People have also been curious how much the Manson’s will play in the film, but according to Mike Flemming Jr. sources at Deadline, they won’t play much of a role:

There has been a lot of press that the script focuses on Charles Manson and the murder spree he orchestrated, but I’m told that is akin to calling Inglourious Basterds a movie about Adolf Hitler, when the Nazi leader was only in a scene or two.

From what we know so far it’s been described as a 1969-set ensemble piece and recently teased as resembling the multi-narrative structure of “Pulp Fiction.”  It supposedly focuses on a male television actor (DiCaprio) who is looking to break big in Hollywood along with his sidekick stunt double. The murder of Tate and her friends’ weave somehow into the plot.

Earlier this year, Deadline reported that Leonardo DiCaprio was first to officially sign on to star in the project, marking a reunion with Tarantino after “Django Unchained.” Kroll states DiCaprio’s character, a washed-up actor, will be living next to Tate. Al Pacino, Tom Cruise, and Brad Pitt are also being rumored to join with both Pitt and Cruise circling the role of a stuntman, says Kroll.

With a rumored budget of $100 million, this is Tarantino’s ninth feature first since the fall of Harvey Weinstein.  

It’s set to open August 9, 2019, to take not in anyway take advantage of the 50th anniversary of Tate’s murder.