​Margot Robbie Reportedly In Final Negotiations For Tarantino's Manson Movie

Hype is seriously building for Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming Charles Manson movie, which he recently announced would be named Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Over the past few months or so we've been drip-fed small nuggets of intel about the film, with Tarantino recently teasing us some key info about the plot - admitting at a brunch event in January that 'it's not about Charles Manson, it's 1969'.

And while we've recently been told that Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are already on board, according to Deadline, there's more good news on casting, with Margot Robbie reportedly entering into final negotiations for a role as Sharon Tate - Manson's high profile victim, who was pregnant at the time.

Sharon Tate. Credit: PA
Sharon Tate. Credit: PA

Robbie was already rumoured to be appearing in the film, but now Deadline has reported: "She now has the offer and negotiations are underway to make it a reality."

Sounds like Tarantino's managed to rally quite the ensemble - not that we had any doubt, of course.

While plot details for the film are still fairly thin on the ground, it sounds as though it won't focus solely around Manson or Tate, but will be more a tapestry of lives set against the late 60s LA backdrop. A bit like the vibe of Pulp Fiction, or the same way in which Inglorious Basterds wasn't just a movie about Hitler.

In a press release about the upcoming film, Tarantino described the film as 'a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood'.

He explained: "The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt).

"Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor... Sharon Tate."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He continued: "I've been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old.

"I'm very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don't exist anymore. And I couldn't be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt as Rick and Cliff."

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be released on 9 August next year, marking exactly 50 years since Tate's death.

With the recently Oscar-nominated Margot Robbie now reportedly on board, you can consider the hype officially built.

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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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