Quentin Tarantino’s Manson movie has found its lead.
And it’s none other than Leonardo DiCaprio.
According to Deadline, the 43-year-old actor has just before the first star to board Quentin Tarantino’s latest film – a currently-untitled movie which involves the Manson Family.
“Leonardo DiCaprio has said yes to starring in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, which will reteam the actor and director from 2012’s Django Unchained,” they revealed. “The deal is expected to close soon, and this will become DiCaprio’s first film since he won the Oscar for The Revenant.”
And we even have some details on who he’ll be playing.
“DiCaprio will play an aging actor in the story that is being kept under wraps but is a Pulp Fiction-esque movie set in the 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders.”
Apparently, the film focusses on DiCaprio’s male TV actor who has so far only had one hit TV series and is keen to get ahead in the business. He’s joined by a currently-uncast sidekick (also his stunt double) who wants the same thing.
And the whole thing is set against the backdrop of the horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s infamous cult.
The release date is said to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Sharon Tate’s murder.
Leonardo DiCaprio is certainly a great choice for the male lead, and as we’ve seen in the likes of Django Unchained, he already works well alongside Tarantino. But DiCaprio isn’t the only name circling the highly-anticipated project.
“Tarantino has already asked Margot Robbie to play the role of Sharon Tate, and as Deadline has reported Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt have been circling the project with DiCaprio for what is known to be two meaty male roles.”
It certainly looks as though Tarantino’s next project is shaping up to be a big one. And if he manages to bag Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, it looks as though he’s going for an all-star cast.
And we can’t wait to see what it’s all about.