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.
“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.