Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie to reunite in Tarantino film

Bessie Dean
January 14, 2018

Academy award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio's is in talks to star in the now untitled project about American criminal Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders directed by Quentin Tarantino.

DiCaprio previously worked with Tarantino in Western slave-themed film "Django Unchained" (2012) which also earned rave reviews and several nominations at various awards shows. Sources now tell Variety that Tarantino is interested in casting Al Pacino in the film as well.

Margot Robbie has already signed on to play one of the victims, actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant and married to director Roman Polanski.

Ever since word got out in July 2017 that the famed director's next film would be about the Manson Family murders, Tarantino has been mum on additional details. The film is described as focusing on a TV actor looking to break into the film business, and the murders are a backdrop to that story.

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DiCaprio will NOT star as deranged criminal and cult leader Manson, who died at age 83 in November (even though the actor could pull off the look).

Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt have also been circling the project, although it's not known if they will sign onto the movie.

Deadline report that Leo has said yes to starring in Quentin Tarantino's new film.

Sony is scheduled to release the movie on August 9, 2019, which would coincide with the 50th anniversary of the slayings of nine people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, at the hands of Charles Manson's followers.

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