DiCaprio to star in Tarantino's Charles Manson movie

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DiCaprio's will play an aging actor in the story that is being kept under wraps but is a Pulp Fiction-esque movie set in the 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders. The deal is expected to close soon, and this will become DiCaprio's first film since he won the Oscar for The Revenant. A ton of resources are being put into this project and it sounds as if it will be one of Tarantino's biggest films of his career. But at least we know Tarantino seems keen to work with people's he's already worked with on it.

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 a year ago, 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. "The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson's cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story".

DiCaprio, who played the villain of Tarantino's 2012 slave drama Django Unchained, will lead the cast in the untitled new film - the moviemaker's first with a major studio. While the role is said to be "meaty", nearly no specific details have been released about the plot or the character.

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It will be interesting to see how the movie shakes out, once it has fully come together. Using the Manson Murders as a backdrop is a flawless fit for the director's sensibilities and creative outlook. The later two were also award season favorite, while THE HATEFUL EIGHT went under the radar, only earning 1 Oscar win for Best Score.

Quentin Tarantino is in the news a lot lately. If the Academy takes a liking to his latest creation, then Tarantion may end up adding even more Oscars to his shelf.

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