- 24 Apr 18
Production is yet to begin on Quentin Tarantino's latest film starring heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, but the director and actor have been causing quite the stir already
The duo are already teasing details from upcoming movie Manson which is due to be released in August 2019 and people just cannot get enough.
The first plot details for the movie were unveiled last November while it was also previously revealed that the movie would be released on August 9th 2019, the fifteenth anniversary of actress Sharon Tate's murder at the hands of Charles Manson's followers.
Brad Pitt is to join DiCaprio as one of the lead actors in the movie which will tell the story of the murders perpetrated by Charles Manson and his "family" in 1969. DiCaprio and Pitt will play Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, a former TV star and his stunt double who are living in Los Angeles in 1969. In a statement released by Sony Pictures, Tarantino describes his film as "a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollwood....Both (men) are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognise any more. But Rick has a very famous next door neighbour...Sharon Tate."
Tarantino added: "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 Hollywood that don't exist any more."
Despite the building hype and excitement that is already circulating around the movie, it has also gained a lot of controversy in the wake of a series of allegations about Tarantino's behaviour. In February, Kill Bill star Uma Thurman said that he had spat on her during the shooting of Kill Bill, and that she had been forced to undertake a driving stunt that left her injured. A 2003 interview with Howard Stern re-emerged shortly afterwards, in which Tarantino defended Roman Polanski over the latter's 1977 rape charges. Tarantino's longtime working relationship with disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein has also come under the spotlight, with the director forced to apologise in October last year saying; "I knew enough to do more than I did."
Jennifer Lawrence is also set to star in the high profile movie. Watch this space.