Leonardo DiCaprio to Reteam with Quentin Tarantino for Charles Manson Movie

Rosalie Gross
January 13, 2018

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has agreed to star in Quentin Tarantino's new Charles Manson-themed movie. The actor and director have previously collaborated on Django Unchained [2012].

The film, whose working title is #9 (referencing Tarantino's ninth feature film as director), will be set in Los Angeles and will likely shoot in the summer of 2018.

Coincidentally, the 54-year-old filmmaker is also after the Wolf of Wall Street's former leading lady Margot Robbie to play murder victim Sharon Tate in the Sony flick slated for release in 2019.

According to Deadline, the 43-year-old Oscar victor nabbed one of the "two meaty male roles" circled by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, which was referred to only as an 'aging actor'. While it's become popular for us in the media to label it as a Manson Family picture, Tarantino himself has said, "It's not Charles Manson, it's 1969", and the Mansons are rumored to be just one element of a larger ensemble picture. Evidently though, DiCaprio has landed one of the two major male roles that Tom Cruise was said to be circling at one point. On top of Brad Pitt, who is reportedly "circling" the project, Deadline is now reporting that Tarantino's Django Unchained co-star Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped. Variety also reports that Tarantino wants Al Pacino for a role as well.

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Additionally, the release of the film will come out on the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate's murder.

The film is being produced by Harry Potter's David Heyman, Tarantino and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes exec producer and line producer.

Whoever gets cast, there's no denying it'd be good to see DiCaprio back in the game - he hasn't had a jaunt on the big screen since his Oscar-winning role in The Revenant.

Are you looking forward to Tarantino and DiCaprio teaming up again?

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