Quentin Tarantino‘s ninth film, currently being referred to as #9, is searching for a new home in the wake of the Weinstein Company’s well-publicized troubles. Tarantino finished the script over the summer… but what exactly is the movie about?
When we first heard about the project, it was being described as “Tarantino’s Charles Manson” movie, but it seems we were all jumping to conclusions about that.
As reported by Indiewire, Tarantino himself made an important clarification about his ninth feature at an awards season brunch over the weekend.
“It’s not Charles Manson, it’s 1969,” Tarantino clarified.
The film is currently being described as a drama set in late ’60s-early ’70s Los Angeles, and it’s been compared to Pulp Fiction. As we were told earlier this year, “Script details are fuzzy but one of the story’s centers is on Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered by Manson and his followers in 1969.”
Margot Robbie has reportedly been contacted to play Sharon Tate, and Tarantino has written roles potentially for actors such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. At this time, however, no official casting decisions have been made.
The hope is that a deal will be made within the month, and that production can begin sometime next year ahead of a projected 2019 release date.