Quentin Tarantino Pens Movie About Manson Murders, Casting Rumors Include Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence
By Jackie Willis
Quentin Tarantino is working on a movie about one of the most gruesome murders in Hollywood history.
The Oscar-winning director is finishing up a script about Charles Manson's cult and the killings that occurred in the late '60s, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade publication reports that the script does include the murder of Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of director Roman Polanski, who was killed while pregnant by Manson's followers in August 1969. In 1971, Manson and some of his followers were sentenced to life imprisonment for Tate's murder and several other killings that summer.
A few big names have already been thrown around for the film. According to THR, Brad Pitt, who worked with Tarantino on Inglourious Basterds, and Jennifer Lawrence have been approached for possible roles in the movie. Meanwhile, Deadline reports that The Wolf of Wall Street star, Margot Robbie, is being considered to play Tate, and Samuel L. Jackson -- who's starred in several of Tarantino's movies -- is also up for a lead role.
This movie might be one of Tarantino's last projects. In November 2016, the famed 54-year-old director revealed during a Q&A at the Adobe Max creativity conference that he's only going to direct two more films -- rounding his career feature total out at 10 -- and then he's quitting film making for good. "Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I'm considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived," he said. "And, going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker."