Leonardo DiCaprio Agrees to Star in Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson Movie
Untitled Sony project could also star Margot Robbie as murder victim Sharon TateJanuary 12, 2018
Two of Hollywood’s most unstoppable forces are teaming up once again.
Mega-star Leonardo DiCaprio has agreed to star in Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Charles Manson movie, according to multiple reports. It’s the duo’s first film together since their Oscar-winning 2012 collaboration “Django Unchained.”
While much about the upcoming project is still unknown, Tarantino is reportedly looking to enlist a slew of other A-list stars, including perhaps Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, who could play Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of Roman Polanski who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when the Charles Manson “family” murdered her in 1969.
It’s the ninth directorial effort for Tarantino, a repeat Stern Show guest who has on several occasions announced plans to retire after making ten films. However, when Tarantino sat down with Howard in 2012 ahead of the release of he and DiCaprio’s “Django Unchained,” the acclaimed director suggested his retirement plans might not be set in stone.
“If I’m 67 and I can still make a movie and I come up with a cool story, maybe I’ll do it. But I don’t want to be an old man, film director, past his prime. I don’t want to be a director whose best work is behind him,” he told Howard. “I want my best work to be in front of me.”
Production on Tarantino’s Charles Manson-themed film is expected to begin this year and Sony has already revealed a release date: Aug. 9, 2019, a.k.a. the 50th anniversary of Tate’s gruesome murder.