Leonardo DiCaprio to star in new Quentin Tarantino movie about Charles Manson

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The idea of Quentin Tarantino making a Pulp Fiction-esque period film set in Hollywood during the time of the Charles Manson murders is a odd one, and we still have next to no idea what the movie will actually be. Variety reports that the structure will be similar to Pulp Fiction's with an ensemble approach.

The project will be Leonardo's first since he won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Hugh Glass in The Revenant.

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'.

The film is set in Los Angeles in the 1960s and '70s and is believed to involve the actress and model Sharon Tate, who was murdered by members of Charles Manson's notorious "family" in 1969. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Al Pacino are also rumored to be interested, or are being sought, for the movie. DiCaprio and Tarantino last worked together on "Django Unchained".

Deadline confirms the rumors that Tarantino has reached out to Margot Robbie to play Tate.

The movie opens August 9, 2019 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Tate's murder.

Tarantino has obviously cast DiCaprio before - as the frothing slave owner Calvin Candie in the 2012 film Django Unchained - but that wasn't the first film he wanted DiCaprio for.

Sony declined to comment on the most recent casting news.

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