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Quentin Tarantino Developing Film About Manson Family Murders
Jul 12, 2017 by: WENN
Quentin Tarantino is reportedly developing a movie about the murders committed by notorious cult leader Charles Manson and his followers.
The Pulp Fiction filmmaker is working on a screenplay for the drama, which he is also set to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tarantino will reportedly team up once again with producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and they are currently 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.
The script will focus on cult leader Charles Manson and members of his "Family,", with one of the storylines focusing on the shocking murder of actress Sharon Tate, who was heavily pregnant with her husband Roman Polanski's child when she was brutally killed in 1969 by members of Manson's crew working on his orders. Four others were also murdered during that attack in Los Angeles.
According to Deadline, Suicide Squad actress Margot Robbie has met with Tarantino to potentially play Tate and Samuel L. Jackson will also likely land a part given his regular collaborations with the director, which include films such as The Hateful Eight, Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained, among others. It is also thought Brad Pitt, who worked with Tarantino on Inglourious Basterds, is being courted to play a detective investigating the murders.
The Hollywood Reporter also suggests Jennifer Lawrence has been approached about the movie, but not for the Sharon Tate role.
The film, which will reportedly shoot in 2018, isn't the first to be made about the Manson Family. The most notable film is Helter Skelter, which was first released in 1976 and remade in 2004. It was based on the book of the same name by Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi.
In 1971, Manson and certain members of his crew were given sentenced to life in prison for those murders as well as others committed that summer.
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