New Details Emerge For Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson Project | Film News
News around Hollywood was that Quentin Tarantino‘s next film would revolve around the Charles Manson murders, but that was practically all we knew. It turns out that the initial report was a little misleading, with sources noting that calling the film a Charles Manson movie is akin to calling Tarantino’s 2009 film Inglorious Basterds an Adolf Hitler movie.
Instead, the film is a drama set in late 1960s or early 1970s Los Angeles, and the script is said to have strong commercial appeal and is, if anything, similar to Pulp Fiction than anything else. For added excitement, while we know Margot Robbie has been offered the role of Sharon Tate, Tarantino has reportedly written roles for Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Samuel L. Jackson.
No casting commitments have been made yet although the latter three have all worked with Tarantino before and his films are always a hot property actors are willing to make time for. Also, the budget for the film is reportedly similar to Django Unchained, which was made for $100 million, which implies Tarantino is looking for a much grander film after the small, chamber drama that was The Hateful Eight.
Tarantino is currently letting studio heads read his script and offer him a deal to distribute his film. While we don’t yet know what studio will release the film, we do know that it won’t be a streaming giant like Netflix or Amazon. Tarantino is a traditionalist and wants a theatrical release for his ninth film.
So, a few more details regarding the film but not too much. Expect more movement, especially in regards to casting, once Tarantino agrees on a studio to distribute the film.
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