Off the hooves of Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino has begun preparation on his ninth feature film, sources are telling The Hollywood Reporter. The legendary filmmaker has approached some of the industry’s top talents about starring in an untitled project about the Manson Family murders. Such talents include Brad Pitt, who previously collaborated with Tarantino on Inglorious Basterds, and Jennifer Lawrence. Specific information regarding roles has not been made public, however insiders are saying that Lawrence is not considering the role of Sharon Tate.
Sharon Tate was the 26-year-old actress who was brutally murdered when Charles Manson sent his followers to the wrong house to exact revenge against a record producer who turned him away. She was the wife of filmmaker Roman Polanski and eight months pregnant at the time of her murder.
Tate was one of five victims who were bound and tortured that night. It wasn’t until 1971 that Charles Manson and family were sentenced to life in prison for those bloody executions as well as several other murders that summer.
The Manson Family murders are an interesting subject for Quentin Tarantino’s next film. He’s no stranger to tackling raw brutality on screen but at the same time the director hasn’t previously done an adaptation of a specific historic event even though his films typically take place inside historic time frames.
Long time Tarantino collaborators Harvey and Bob Weinstein are once again expected to be involved though no distributor has yet jumped on to the project. Consequently, there is no current release date set; however, the film is expected to begin principal photography summer 2018.
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