​Leonardo DiCaprio Reportedly Starring In Quentin Tarantino's Movie About Charles Manson

Tarantino is roping in Leonardo DiCaprio for his upcoming Charles Manson movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor is apparently in talks to star in the as-yet-unnamed project, which will be the director's ninth feature film.

The pair last worked together on 2012's Django Unchained, when DiCaprio took a turn as shady plantation owner Calvin J. Candie.

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Plot details for the unnamed Manson film are still thin on the ground at this stage, but it's thought to be a 1969-set ensemble flick that in some way details the Manson family murders - which were orchestrated by Charles Manson, one of the most widely-known serial killers of all time. The murders included that of Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time, and whose story is expected to be told in the film.

However, in the same way that Inglourious Basterds wasn't just a movie about Hitler, Tarantino's movie isn't thought to be focused solely around Manson or Tate.

Following the announcement that he had finished the script, Tarantino teased us with a bit of info about the highly anticipated forthcoming movie towards the end of last year, simply saying that 'it's not Charles Manson, it's 1969' at apost-screening brunch at Estrella on Sunset for Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled.

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Sony then picked up the rights for the feature film back in November, following a heated bidding war.

The director has previously worked with Miramax or The Weinstein Company on all of his feature films, but is breaking away following recent sexual assault allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

However, true to form, we reckon you'll be able to expect plenty of big names from the big-budget film, with stars including Margot Robbie and Tom Cruise rumoured to be eyed for main roles.

Deadline has also suggested that Tarantino's made offers to Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt for parts, and that he has written a character with old fave Samuel L. Jackson in mind.

Whoever gets cast, there's no denying it'd be good to see DiCaprio back in the game - he hasn't had a jaunt on the big screen since his Oscar-winning role in The Revenant. We'll have to wait, mind, as the film's still in production and not due to hit cinemas until 2019 - the studio has apparently set a 9 August release date, to chillingly coincide with the 50th anniversary of the murders of Tate and her friends by the Manson family.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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