Quentin Tarantino To Develop Film On Manson Family Murders | Film News
It is reported that Quentin Tarantino is developing another of his masterpieces, this time based on the infamous 1960s killings carried out by the Manson Family. Tarantino writes and will direct the project which is yet to officially attach a cast. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, producers of Tarantino’s previous projects, are involved.
Tarantino is said to be making finishing touches to his script which is rather ambiguous at the moment. What is known, is that one of the stories will center on Sharon Tate, rising Hollywood star and wife of director Roman Polanski, who was murdered by a group of Charles Manson‘s followers in 1969 following mistaken identity. Tate, along with four other occupants in her home, was brutally killed. She was eight months pregnant at the time.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence have reportedly been approached to star, with Margot Robbie projected to play Tate. Naturally, frequent collaborator Samuel L. Jackson is also expected to have a role.
The film will be the first of Tarantino’s to be based on true events. He is rather known for his quirky crime, Western and period films, namely Pulp Fiction (1994) and The Hateful Eight (2015).
It should be expected that filming will not begin until summer 2018, but it’s certainly a project to watch out for.