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Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Cast of Quentin Tarantino’s “Charles Manson Movie”

The infamous Manson Family murders serve as the backdrop for Quentin Tarantino‘s untitled ninth feature, a 1969-set film that will be produced and distributed by Sony.

Via Deadline today, Leonard DiCaprio will re-team with Tarantino for the film, the two having previously worked together on Django Unchained. The site notes that DiCaprio will play an aging actor in the story that is being kept under wraps.

The film will arrive in theaters on August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the murders.

Vanity Fair recently scored plot details

“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, Brad Pitt and Samuel L. Jackson have also come up.



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108 Comments
  • MrX13

    Should be interesting because he was fantastic in Django Unchained.

  • DJ sTikInsEkT

    sick bastard making money out of murder. if it said “DiCaprio joins Virginia Tech movie” you’d all bitch and cry but if he joins a movie about a well loved actress and her family tortured to death in their own home with PIG cut into their flesh then its fine. what a world. insert gary jules mad world remixed with twilight zone opening theme to describe peoples fked double standards

    • mdonnelly

      loser

      • JR RJ

        real big loser

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          i dont understand? can you elaborate? He is starring in a movie about murders?? and making money off of it? and im pointing out that thats bad? what is loser on that?? the fuck??

          I said if it was a movie about Virginia Tech then people would complain. So to you Sharon Tate dying is different to some college kid dying? Yiou’re the loser. anyone making money out of tragedy is sick.

          So if a gang tortured your mom and dad and killed them, then DiCaprio starred in a movie about it you’d be happy? Selfish BASTARD.

          • Jeff

            You are a loser because you try to insult people when your grammar, etc are atrocious. Then you make ignorant excuses that. You are either lazy, stupid or both.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            who gives a fuck about grammar? its a fucking horror site. not your fucking school idiot. i spell shit how i want. if you dont know what it says despite the grammar being bad then you must be dumb. its clear as day. nothing has to be formed in a proper way english grammar was created by humans not law of nature not gods it was by humans so it can be done any way i like i aint a follower of humans you are everything they set in stone you think is fucking gospel and law of nature ahahahah

          • Good grammar helps you get your point across and makes you sound like you have something bigger than a pea-brain.

            As far as everything else you mentioned, it’s called adapting to the way we all live. If you want to be a drop-out, sound like a drop-out and live in mommy’s basement the rest of your life, be my guest.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            i delibrtyl spell shit wrong and delibrtyl put in bad grammer (lol) so that pea-brained people like you can’t get past that by freaking out ERROR DETECTED ERROR DETECTED! you are a goddamn robot programmed by your schools to be like that. A Person with a strong brain who understands something despite it having bad grammar will just move on the message was succesfuly communicated to them. but the pea brained people sit and pick apart it and cant get past the fact its spelt incrrectly. HUMANS created grammr and langauge not GODS not the Natural World. So why does it have to be a certian way? are you saying those people are Gods? and everything has to be done exactly like they say? Get the fuck out of here robot

          • It’s not ERROR DETECTED ERROR DETECTED, it’s more like this guy’s an idiot and laughing at it. It’s the language we’ve all learned and it makes people understand what the hell you are saying since they all learned it too. God didn’t write a language for us so that point is invalid.

            You’re complaining that people don’t understand your drop-out language. If you want to sound dumb on purpose then be my guest and sound dumb.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            do you correct Spanish people or people with diff accents too? lol

          • They have a better excuse than you, so no.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            peope who dropped out of school got better jobs than you so

          • Oh, so you know where I work now?

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            subway sandwhiches or something probs.

          • I know this is gonna annoy you, so I’m gonna do it. It’s sandwiches not sandwhiches.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            go suck the english langauge creators mummified dick then you little follower. (again purposely spelling shit wrong to tick off your robot brain). you gotta do everything exactly the way that guy who created the langauge told you it should be lol like hes some kind of god to you

          • If Virginia Tech was a highly rated movie with a highly rated director, I’d check it out.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            you sick

          • You’re sicker for your dumb logic and grammar.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            didnt you read what i said you fucking idiot. i said that grammar is created by humans go back to fucking school you fucking brain washed robot the teachers really made you into a perfect little dumbass for this world. sitting there picking apart grammar USING YOUR FUCKING BRAIN for stupid stuff like grammar when it could be used for something important ah well i dont care. live your life correcting people even though you knew what they said anyway. it is still a succesful communication if you knew what it said im done with you dumbass cant even put a pic on your profile i BET you’re a dummy account for that other guy lol

          • I did read it and it was dumb. If your logic is that grammar is created by humans, what does that make you? A living turd? I don’t live my life correcting people, I’m just currently having fun correcting you.

            I had a Jason pic on my profile, but it got removed during the site change-over for your information. Hadn’t really cared to fix it, but maybe I will now since you mentioned it.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            prob ken kirzinger or derek mears from the new crap lol you dont know the friday movies you just jumping on the wagon coz the PS3 game came out

          • I’m 34 and been a fan since a child. Even have visited the camp in real life. Definitely Kane Hodder boss. Any other dumb assumptions you want to make for no reason?

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            just sick of all the phony friday fans running around coz that crappy game

          • Adam Doll

            Is it just me or do you also find arguing with idiots like this really satisfying lol? Seriously though….he really is a douche and I’m glad some people jumped onto my comment thread.

          • It’s very satisfying. I’ve wasted an hour doing so lol. Hopefully he gets something out of all this even if that means his pea-brain expanded 1%.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            it is satsifying, every 1 gets kick out of arguing its a good feeling. lets keep this going. love argueing with you small brained idiot prob gonna get all up tight about those spelig errors i just made friggin robot

          • Pea-brain was my insult to you. Sounds like you stole my insult and changed it to “small brain”.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            sounds like some american insult, we are more mature here

          • mdonnelly

            double loser

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            a little late. you only dont care because Tate isnt your family. just like you dont care when libya gets bombed

          • mdonnelly

            Libya?! triple loser

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        what? what are you talking about? hes making money out of being in a movie about murder?? what is loser about that? dumbass

        So if Dicaprio starred in a movie about your 9 month daughter’s murder thn you’d be ok with it?

        • Eastman420

          Guy acts like this is the first movied based on actual events. Bad shit happens in the world man its life.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            just seen on news man shoots his two 3 month old twins then himself leaving his wounded wife in hospital and shes gonna survive without her family and live with it. they should put dicaprio as the father will be good movie

    • Adam Doll

      A few corrections. Sharon Tate was hardly a well loved actress. It’s not like she was Marilyn Monroe. The other people in the house were Tate’s friends not her family members and they weren’t tortured. Lastly the word PIG wasn’t carved into anyone’s flesh. During the LaBianca murders the following night however the word WAR was carved into Leno LaBianca’s belly but that’s neither here nor there. If you’re gonna rant about something at least get your facts straight.
      Oh and Gary Jules didn’t write Mad World. It’s a cover of a Tears for Fears song.

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        1. who cares how well loved she was. I liked her in movies. But thats besides the points. Anyone who is murdered deserves to be cared about. If an actor who I hate dies I wouldnt b happy about it thats sick. if your grandma who isnt exactly marilyn monroe was murdered i’d expect you woudl feel the same
        2. doesnt matter if friends or family they died
        3. doesnt matter what was carved in them, thats still vile to mtuilate someones vody, imagine if i put in your first borns forehead WAR
        4. im talking about Gary jules version, not the song just the dee doo dee doo dee doo doo bit at the beginning coz it sums up how mad your peoples double standards are. you get excited big actor like him being in vile movie about a killer. but you would bitch if it was about another killer. like sandy hook killer or the mcdonalds massacre guy. you’d cry your eyes out but its the same thing. but your brains cant see it as same. its murder.

        • Adam Doll

          I was simply correcting the factual errors in your comment. All of which you brushed off because who cares about facts right? Please don’t pretend to know me of what might offend me because you don’t. Personally I couldn’t care less if a horror movie, or any movie for that matter, is based on real life events or completaly fictional so therefore I have no double standards.

          Now if you’re going to continue to comment here I’d suggest learning how to capitalize words at the begining of sentences as well as using proper punctuation, grammer and spelling. Doing so makes it much easier on the person reading your comments and they won’t come off like something that was written by a 10 year old.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            i left school long ago kid im not interested in articulating stuff for idiots on here lol yeah right they dont deserve it. i do this on side bar while im doing important stuff, just poining out that they making mvoie bout killing and people cool with it but if it was about a different killing they’d cry their crocodile tears its not offedned ooh no its worse than thats its pretending to be offended

          • Adam Doll

            Nice excuse for horrible grammer, spelling and punctuation but then again I didn’t expect an actual intelligent response. I just hope that you don’t talk like you type otherwise please don’t be suprised if people treat you as if you’re brain damaged or you’re having a stroke.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            if ur family get murded u act diffeent fuck grammar i go greasy ass fingers from this kebab and tryping on this old ancient keyboard lol i dont care bout grammar you got my message and thats whats important fuck grammar as long as the communication got to you succesfully then its no issue bitch

          • Adam Doll

            Ok so if someone makes a horror movie where random people are killed in completely gruesome ways that’s ok with you just as long as it’s not based on a real live event? That’s almost as retarded as your spelling and grammar.
            Oh and please don’t call me a bitch. Not only does that confirm your low intelligence but it’s the beginning of a threat that you’re most likely incapable of carrying out.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            yup you can do anything as long as its not based on. loosely based is fine. diff names diff circumstances like Ed Gein Chainsaw which is totally different. but Charles mansons name? go die in a fire

          • NoGutzNoGory

            DJ shfutngjjg or whatever… are you really Tommy Wiseau? 😛

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            how did you know? Greg is beside me

          • Do you know the difference between articulating and grammar?

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            it aint fucking school dumbass. grammar is some shit created by teachers to make you into a little robot that folllows order. english langauge was a communication and if you know what i said despite the shitty grammar then fuck off its still a succesful communication school boy go back to your robot factory idiot

          • Adam Doll

            Well written response by someone with a 5th grade education.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            duno what 5th grade is, we dont have that in SA

        • Eastman420

          Your way to sensitive to be on a horror movie site man. Move along

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            no im taking revenge for getting shit for my dark humor all my life now i am gonna act sensitive.

          • Maybe your dark humor isn’t the problem but rather how you approach it. You probably come off as a weirdo.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            and what’s wrong with that? when has there ever been anything wrong with being weird? i’d rather be weird than a robot like you who has to act in a certain way to be accepted. go back in your line sheep

          • This robot is about to put my feet up on the table and crack a beer open….ahhhh.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            yeah you coward dont face your problems just drink them away

          • Is that your logical thinking? All people who drink beer have problems?

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            yeah? thats the point of drinking to escape problems instead of facing up to them.

          • Baron Tentecula

            There’s no way this guy is for real.

        • What the heck are you babbling about? Were not celebrating any real murders. There’s a difference between that and written history. The history that makes for good story telling is sometimes based on wars or people getting murdered. There’s happy history and there’s dark history, all kinds are told. Nobody is happy that anyone got murdered in real life, but its our history and it will be told.

          If I was killed in a tragedy, I’d want my name remembered in story telling.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            if Dicaprio was in a movie about your moms murder you’d be happy? stop being selfish. you dont care coz Tate isnt your surname

          • Not sure how happy I’d be, but I’d understand the story telling behind it and my mom would be remembered through story telling.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            no its sick and twisted you just being selfish because its not your family. tthat is someones babie that some idiot who doesnt deserve to be remembered. you know when these spree killers suicide after the act? we sit for 20 years trying piece together the puzzle that is their brain but we still dont know why they did it.. well we had that old fart in jail for YEAAAAAAAARS and he never EVER said one thing of relevance at all. his murders were dumb his story is not worth telling and hes not worth remembering the whole time we had him locked up he didnt speak out or do anything producitve. hes not worth it. most overrated ”’killer”” in history. so glad that idiot is gone. what a waste of money keeping the freak alive could been used to help flood victims and shit WOOHOO hes gone

          • I could care less if he was alive or dead because he was rotting in jail anyways where he belonged. Unfortunately for you though, he’s gonna live on through story telling.

            Personally, I’d be more upset about my family being dead than people cashing in on it. If there’s a story to be told, then I’d know it’s inevitable. It has nothing to do with me being selfish, but rather understanding the logical and business side to the world. What you don’t seem to understand is people are fascinated by mystery. The mystery of what goes on in a psychopath’s head. We like to know how they tick and wonder why they do the thing’s they do.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            yeah go to your tumblr with your manson fan boys and post 2 second blurry gifs of him with some caption under it. find a better killer to research on, manson is a borefest

          • Never claimed to be a Manson fan, but I understand the story telling behind his case. Unfortunately, you don’t.

            I don’t have a tumblr account.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            there is other killer or cults with better stories behind them. mansons boring and has had already 3000 books and movies made about him argh

          • I never claimed to “only” be interested in Manson’s story.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            Manson has been dead for 40 years. hes said 0 important things . forget him. boycott the film. boycott dicaprios carear and move on

          • They’ll get right on that since you said so.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            yeah and you wont coz it doesnt effect you just like u didnt care when libya got bombed coz it wasnt american babies but you booohooooed at sandy hook coz its close to home

          • Azim Esmail

            Charles Manson died like 2 months ago.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            No. he has been dead for 40 years basically because he has said nothing in all the time he was in jail, nothing of relevance that is. Tell me something relevance he has said in last 40 years? hes been dead.

          • Azim Esmail

            Just cause someone is in jail does not mean he’s basically dead. You need to reevaluate your entire way of thinking, because it’s fucked. You’re just as crazy, if not more crazy, than Charles Manson himself.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            no. he was basically dead because he hasn’t said anything productive or important or relevant in years. I bet you’re one of his delusional fan boys. Michael Jackson is famous for 1 reason. Songs. if he didn’t put out a song for 20 years before his death, then hes basically been dead for 20 years. If he hasn’t done any public apperances or anything important in 20 years. hes basically been dead. You don’t seem to realize that. Again. Tell me ONE relevant, important thing Manson said in last 20 years. Please. Proove your poiint. give me something of relevance hes said in 20 years. Hes basically been dead and rotting in jail.

          • Couldn’t agree more.

    • Azim Esmail

      So all the WWII and other war movies are made by sick bastards making money out of war?

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        ww2 is long ago, we live in world where if something happens long ago nobody cares anymore like titanic, jack ripper etc but this is in last years and family still around who care

        • NoGutzNoGory

          *Long deep frustrated sigh*

  • Otterlee

    I’d pay to see Sam L. play Sharon Tate…

  • Scott S.

    Why does Hollyweird like to glorify the lowest forms of life, Charles Manson was a absolute sicko, I shouldn’t be surprised considering what goes on in “Tinseltown”, more like a modern sodom and gomorrah.

    • Because it simply makes for good story telling.

  • Gjk2012

    People that come to a horror site that comment and say stupid stuff like some of the comments below make me laugh. This generation is brain dead.

    • Jeff

      You are right there with them for ASSuming all the comments are from people of “this” generation.

  • Jeff

    I wouldn’t watch a Manson movie. However, if I was going to his involvement would kill all interest.

    • Gerald scali

      Firstly,the movie is not directly predicated on the Manson murders thus the term “backdrop.” Secondly, “if I was going to his involvement……” is a bit confusing more so in that how would something that has already historically occurred cause someone to be “involved.” When people watched Schindler’s List that didn’t make anybody promote the Nazis and their extermination camps-
      I dont know,maybe I’m getting a little too deep.

  • Fede

    Margot Robbie is amazing but i’d say Elizabeth Debicki is a real Tate lookalike

  • Necro

    Now you know Samuel L. Jackson is going to be in it, he’s only been in 5 of the 8 films Tarantino has done.

  • DukeStKing

    Can’t we all get a long island iced tea?

  • ShadowInc

    Calvin Candie is one of DiCaprio’s best roles. I’m glad he’s getting another shot with Tarantino.

  • CONAN Ayatollah of Jack & Cola

    I know Tarantino has a few problems with originality but this is beyond the pale. No one needs or wants another manson film.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      dude wants to suck on toes

      • That’s the ultimate insult. Nobody wants to suck on toes.

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          you dont know anything about tarantino do you? guy has been putting foot fetish in his movies for yonks

    • The Manson murders are just a backdrop of the movie, not what it’s focused on.

  • What ever happened to Leonardo playing H.H. Holmes?

  • Also, am I the only person who thinks Tarantino is a little overrated? I loved ‘Django Unchained’, but it is a flawed film. I was not that impressed with ‘The Hateful 8’, it was mediocre at best.

    The problem I have with Tarantino is that his movie characters are more stereotypical caricatures than actual people. His movies are entertaining, but completely unrealistic. When someone gets shot, 5 gallons of blood goes flying. No subtlety, no nuance, just buckets of blood and plenty of n-bombs…

    • Those two mentioned films weren’t his best films, but he’s got plenty of great ones. I guess everyone has their own style and not everyone is on the same page about it.

    • gabriel

      His films seem to start out great, but after an hour or so, they just go to hell. Hopefully this one will be different.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      his movies only worked in the 90s.

  • NOCC Monkey

    Came to read opinions on Tarantio’s next film, find entire comment section take over with inane babbling by some wacko. Pity.

  • Jonathan Larsson

    As much as I like Tarantino, I’ll have to wait and see if he can make this work. I like a good and suspenseful thriller as much as the next one, but the crimes of the Manson family are a little too recent for me. Though, to be fair, this wouldn’t be the first movie to tackle it.

    I just hope he’s graceful enough to remember that there are still people who carry scars of this horrible tragedy, such as director Roman Polanski.

    • Evan3

      This wouldn’t be the first, or second, or hundredth movie to tackle the Manson family.

    • Baron Von Marlon

      Didn’t Polanski bang a kid?

      • Jonathan Larsson

        I know, but he’s just and example.

  • NoGutzNoGory

    Man… some of you people here don’t understand what “backdrop to the main story” means…

    Idiots! << *Napoleon Dynamite voice*

  • Evan3

    Who cares? We’ve seen this pairing. Now – if he follows through and convinces Tom Cruise to spout Tarrantino dialogue… THAT is worth a headline.

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