Quentin Tarantino’s Ninth Movie To Tackle Manson Murders
Quentin Tarantino’s next film could be set to explore one of the most infamous murders of all time.
Various sources have said that Tarantino’s upcoming movie, which the filmmaker has already written and will direct, will focus on the Manson family murders.
The tragedy occurred on Aug. 8, 1969, when cult leader Charles Manson — an unemployed convict and failed musician — ordered a group of his followers to attack the guests of a house in Los Angeles’ Benedict Canyon. The followers brutally murdered everyone at the home, including actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant at the time.
Sources say that Tarantino is putting the finishing touches on the script and that Brad Pitt, who worked with the filmmaker on Basterds, and Jennifer Lawrence have been approached. Studios could receive the package after Labor Day, according to one source. The plan is to shoot in 2018, possibly in the summer.
The focus of the film is unclear at this time. It’s unknown whether the film will be a historical retelling about the events that occurred or if the crime is used as a backdrop for separate, intertwining stories.
Sources say that although Harvey and Bob Weinstein are involved with the movie, it’s not clear whether The Weinstein Company would distribute the project, as Tarantino wants to line up a cast.
The film would mark the director’s ninth feature with Tarantino most recently directed the western “The Hateful Eight”, which starred Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell which grossed $54 million at the domestic box office.