The film, previously thought to be about the Manson family murders, will be structured around the year 1969
Quentin Tarantino’s next film,which will reportedly begin filming in 2018, is officially on its way. While it was previously believed that the film would focus on the Manson family, we’ve now learned that the murders will serve as the “backdrop” to the story. The film will be structured around the year 1969 in Los Angeles, when the Manson family were active. Charles Manson, who died aged 83 over the weekend, led the notorious cult to commit a number of murders.
Vanity Fair have published a plot synopsis that says “Tarantino’s upcoming movie focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick – who’s also his stunt double – is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.”
With a blockbuster budget of $100 million, Tarantino has enlisted a number of huge names for the film. Margot Robbie is set to play Sharon Tate, the heavily pregnant wife of Roman Polanski who was murdered. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise will also reportedly feature.
Due to the sexual assault claims against his long-time collaborator, Harvey Weinstein Tarantino decided for the first time to cut the ties with Weinstein’s company Miramax and sign the distribution rights of the film with Sony Pictures. In a recent statement following the allegations, Tarantino said that he “knew enough” about what Weinstein was up to “to do more than” he did.
The as-yet-unnamed film will be the second to last before the director retires; he recently announced his intentions to quit directing after ten films.