Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Leonardo DiCaprio First Actor Officially Joining Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio First Actor Officially Joining Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio gave one of the best performances of his career as the charismatic, terrifying Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, and now the actor and director are set to reunite for the filmmaker's untitled ninth feature. Deadline is reporting that the A-lister is teaming up with the award-winning director for the first time since 2012's Academy Award-winning Django Unchained.

The movie is set for release in the third quarter of 2019.

Previous reports suggested Tarantino was eyeing Margot Robbie, who co-starred with DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, to play Sharon Tate.

Whatever #9 is about, and whatever role Leo plays in it, it's looking as if Tarantino's new effort is set to blow our minds.

If the rumors are anything to go by, then this movie might not just have DiCaprio, but an star-studded ensemble.

When it comes to casting Quentin Tarantino's currently-untitled Manson Family film, names that have been thrown around included Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The movie, which will be the first for Tarantino without his longtime producer-distributor Harvey Weinstein, does not yet have a cast.

DiCaprio, an Oscar victor in 2016 for "The Revenant", will play an aging actor in the untitled film. "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".

The film is being produced by Harry Potter's David Heyman, Tarantino and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes exec producer and line producer. It was widely reported that Tarantino had initially wanted DiCaprio to play Col. Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds.

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