Quentin Tarantino’s next movie not a Charles Manson biopic

By Alexandra Heilbron on November 20, 2017 | 8 Comments

There has been a lot going on since it was reported that Quentin Tarantino’s new movie will be a real-life story about the devastating events surrounding the horrific Manson family murders.

Originally it was announced that the much-talked about project would follow the events that led up to the death of actress Sharon Tate and her friends, who were at Tate’s house when they were all murdered.

According to sources who have seen the script, the timeline of the events remains the same, taking place in 1969. But the story doesn’t focus on Charles Manson and his family’s crimes. The protagonist is a television actor looking for a chance to break into Hollywood films, along with his assistant and understudy. Manson’s murders only serve as a backdrop.

For the lead role, Tarantino is rumored to be considering Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Tarantino, who worked closely with Harvey Weinstein in producing his films, has landed a new deal with Sony Pictures for worldwide distribution.

Shooting begins June 2018 in Los Angeles. The release date is not yet clear, but it is scheduled for sometime in 2019. ~Tanya Ielyseieva

Comments & Discussion

  1. Ross Murray • November 20, 2017 @ 4:24 PM

    I really wish he’d leave this one completely alone and do something – anything – a bit more constructive.

  2. Abraham Gentry • November 20, 2017 @ 11:22 PM

    Ugh, this again. People who are sqeamish about the subject matter don’t have to see it. Nobody is forcing you to watch it. Stay home.

  3. Nikki • November 21, 2017 @ 9:45 AM

    I will not be seeing it, reason being I don’t feel stories from real life murders, etc should be made into movies. We’ve seen enough of it in the news. I’m with Ross. It’s not being “squeamish” when you know how many have been affected. When you know it actually happened.

  4. Tom Tom • November 21, 2017 @ 10:02 AM

    Honestly, I hope Tom Cruise gets cast and wins the Oscar.

  5. richard • November 21, 2017 @ 1:09 PM

    Yes, the director of Reservoir Dogs should be doing light rom/coms. Or maybe a Marvel Comics episode. And we’re about due for a remake of Terms of Endearment, aren’t we?

    Art holds a mirror up to society. Helter skelter.

  6. Pat • November 21, 2017 @ 3:26 PM

    Film are not about pleasant things. Bad things happen in every story. Conflict. You can’t have a satisfying story without it. Are we to do away with films based on true stories?
    There have been a number of truly great, worthwhile films based on disturbing cases of true crime. And those who call for such films to never be made are indeed being sqeamish and insanely hypersensitive.

  7. CDubya • November 21, 2017 @ 4:18 PM

    This seems right up Tarantino’s ally. Set in 69, so he can use his famous soundtracks and old video style. Tom is too old to be a TV actor finally trying to break into film..Pitt same. DiCaprio..maybe and he was good in Django. If Spike Lee can make a movie Like Summer of Sam, why can’t Tarantino do this?

  8. Rose • February 9, 2018 @ 1:05 PM

    I agree with him. I am against rape or any violence but sometimes we have to see the reality. many girls take the advantage of sex and for many reasons they try to bring guys in the court or damage them for something they committed to have it at the time.

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