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Quentin Tarantino Has Revealed Who Will Play Charles Manson In New Film

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Quentin Tarantino Has Revealed Who Will Play Charles Manson In New Film

Quentin Tarantino has finally revealed who he's picked to play infamous cult leader Charles Manson in his latest flick.

Aussie actor Damon Herriman will play the late Mason in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside an already impressive cast including Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wrap reports.

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Al Pacino, Kurt Russel and Dakota Fanning have also all been snapped up for the new movie, which tells the tale of former TV actor Rick Dalton (played by DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt), following their attempts to break into the film industry during 1969 in LA - right at the time of the Manson Family murders.

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Robbie plays Sharon Tate, who was brutally murdered by the Manson Family while pregnant.

This will be Tarantino's ninth film and one he has been working on for a fairly long time.

In an interview with Deadline from earlier this year, he said: "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.

Credit: Instagram/Leonardo DiCaprio
Credit: Instagram/Leonardo DiCaprio
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"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."

Filming has already begun for the movie, with leaked shots showing Pitt rocking a glorious double denim combo as well as some cracking sideburns and DiCaprio sporting a pretty spot-on 60s look complete with a brown leather jacket and tight-fight polar neck jumper.

Speaking about the movie, DiCaprio said: "I think [Tarantino] transports us into a different era. I'm a huge fan of Singing in the Rain, movies about Hollywood and the backstory and how it all works.

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"Having read the script already, it's one of the most amazing screenplays he's ever written and that's saying a lot, because he's done masterwork in film."

The movie is set to be released in the US on 26 July 2019.

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Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

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