Quentin Tarantino's next film to focus on Manson murders

Jay Jacobs
July 13, 2017

- Reuters picWASHINGTON, July 12 ― An examination of the Manson Family murders will be the focus of a Quentin Tarantino film, with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence among those approached to star. There are no concrete story details right now, but part of the movie will reportedly be centered on the point of view of Sharon Tate, actress and wife to controversial director Roman Polanski.

Last summer's breakout novel, Emma Cline's The Girls features a Manson-esque cult that goes on to commit a gruesome murder, though Manson's name is never mentioned outright.

The 54-year-old director recently met with the Australian star - who bears a striking resemblance to the slain actress - to discuss the role, according to Deadline. So, does that mean Manson and his associates will end up the victims this time around, with Sharon Tate and her friends getting historical fiction vengeance? Tate was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with a son at the time of her brutal murder.

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We don't get to sound the "New Quentin Tarantino Movie" klaxon all that often, so it's always a big deal when it blares out.

Tarantino most recently directed the western "The Hateful Eight", starring Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell. The Manson murders film will likely shoot in the summer of 2018. Manson and his followers would eventually be sentenced to life in prison for their roles in that and several other murders.

Quentin Tarantino is never one to take the easy road with his art, but his latest rumoured project might be the most ambitious, hard and disturbing one yet. Tarantino will reportedly team up once again with producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and they are now pitching the project, which will mark the director's first time making a movie about real life events, to studios for help in financing and distributing.

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