We’ve known for a little while now that Quentin Tarantino’s next movie pull some sort of inspiration from the infamous Manson Family murders, and now some more concrete plot details have been revealed.
Last week saw QT explain that the film wasn’t to be a straight-up big screen telling of those horrendous 1969 acts, and now we’ve got a bit more clarification on all of this.
As per a Vanity Fair report:
Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, 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.
Of course, it goes without saying that this is far from official, but it would definitely match up with what Tarantino has been alluding to. The picture has yet to announce any of its cast at this stage, although heavy hitters such as Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Samuel L. Jackson have been linked to the project.
The to-be-titled new movie is due to start filming next year ahead of a 2019 release, and the picture will be housed at Sony following plenty of suitors offering their services to Tarantino. Previously, every QT effort had been released by Miramax or The Weinstein Company.