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Plot Details Revealed for Tarantino’s Next Movie; Manson Murders Serve as Backdrop

As he clarified just last week, Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming ninth feature film isn’t exactly *about* Charles Manson and the infamous Manson Family murders of 1969, but rather about the year 1969 itself. Now that the project, set to begin filming next year, has a new home at Sony, we’ve got the first actual plot details.

From Variety Fair

“Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. 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.”

Margot Robbie is reportedly being eyed to play Sharon Tate, while names such as Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Samuel L. Jackson have also come up.

At this time, however, no official casting decisions have been made.



  • biff

    I know Margot Robbie’s apparently the “it” girl right now, but she doesn’t look like Tate at all. I’d think someone like Leighton Meester (her name cracks me up, but she’s got the eyes) would at least look more the part.

    • Meisha’s Taint

      She totally looks like Tate!

  • If there is a God, he will cast Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt in this film!!

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