This was originally thought to be Quentin Tarantino's first film to be based on a true story, but he has since debunked this claim.
Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Cruise and Al Pacino have all been in talks for roles.
Leonardo DiCaprio was courted for several months to take on one of the primary characters in the film. DiCaprio would be convinced to sign on for his 2nd collaboration with Quentin Tarantino. The prior collaboration between them was for Django Unchained (2012).
Quentin Tarantino confirmed his next film will be to certain degree be based on the Charles Manson murders and various other murders from the year of 1969.
Quentin Tarantino was scheduled to make the film for The Weinstein Company, but when news broke out about the sexual assault allegations against co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, Tarantino has since severed ties with The Weinstein Company and has been essentially summoning studio executives to his agent's office to read copies of his Manson script, which is already one of the most anticipated and promising projects currently on the board. After reading the script, each studio -- Warner Bros., Universal, Sony, and Paramount, most prominently -- is welcome to make a bid for the theatrical right before a second round of bids pitched to Tarantino himself. The theatrical rights were eventually won in the bidding war by Sony.
Rumors have circulated that the role Jennifer Lawrence is being considered for is that of Manson Family member Susan Atkins. Three years earlier, Quentin Tarantino considered Lawrence for the role of Daisy Domergue in The Hateful Eight (2015), which ultimately went to Jennifer Jason Leigh. In interviews around that film's release date, Tarantino described Daisy as "a Manson girl out West, like Susan Atkins or something", suggesting that Tarantino has imagined Lawrence in mind for a part like this for some time.
Quentin Tarantino Chooses Sony Pictures to Produce and Distribute His Ninth Feature Film.
Will be released on Aug. 9, 2019 -- exactly 50 years after the Manson family claimed the life of actress Sharon Tate on a two-night killing spree in 1969.
This film will be released on August 9th 2019 which is the 50th anniversary of the murder of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and friends by members of Charles Manson's 'Family'. These murders will be a central plot of the movie. August 9th 1969 is also recognised as the point the 'Hippie' movement and free love era, and the 60s as a whole, came to an abrupt end as a result of these murders. The movie will focus on the 60s in general and Charles Manson and his family's involvement in this time.
The movie is expected to shoot in 2018, with a rumoured 2019 release, once it's picked up by a new film studio.
Is set to cost a reported $100 million.
Originally, Tarantino wanted Jennifer Lawrence to play Sharon Tate until Tate's real-life sister stated Lawrence wasn't pretty enough during a public interview. Tarantino then switched to attaching Margot Robbie to role instead.
The working title for the film #9, being Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature film.
codenamed "#9" starts production next year.
Brings Quentin Tarantino full circle with Sony Pictures over two decades after TriStar put Pulp Fiction (1994) into turnaround, due to its glamorization of violence and drugs
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