Quentin Tarantino, known for his graphic and violent films, is tackling a real-life crime for his next project: a film about the Manson family murders.
Quentin Tarantino is finishing up a script about the infamous cult leader/singer/songwriter whose followers murdered actress Sharon Tate and four other people in the summer of 1969. Actors including Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence have been approached.
Manson and his followers killed nine people, most notably on the night of August 8 when the organization attacked the inhabitants of a house in Los Angeles. Roman Polanski’s wife, actress Sharon Tate, was inside the house, eight months pregnant, and was one of the five victims killed that night. Manson and members of his cult were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1971 for these and several other murders committed during their 1969 crime spree.
Charles Manson and his disciples have inspired a number of recent films and TV series, although Quentin Tarantino’s would be the highest profile yet.
The dark material is nothing new for Quentin Tarantino, a writer and director of “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained,” among others. His most recent film was “The Hateful Eight” (2015).
Plans call for shooting to begin next year
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