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Quentin Tarantino's Manson murders film gets release date

The Manson Family murders will provide a backdrop to the main story, set in 1969, following a TV actor trying to break into film

Clarisse Loughrey
Saturday 02 December 2017 11:13

Quentin Tarantino's ninth film as a director is slowly becoming a reality - it's now landed a release date.

The news comes after the director pulled the project away from The Weinstein Company, following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and found it a new home with Sony, with the script being passed around every major studio (minus Disney).

The studio reportedly landed the deal by agreeing to give in to Tarantino's extensive demands: from a $95 million production budget, final cut, and "extraordinary creative controls".

Variety reports the still-untitled film will hit cinemas on 9 August 2019, opening on the 50th anniversary of the day the Manson Family committed the LaBianca murders, brutally ending the lives of Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant, Steve Parent, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, and Abigail Folger.

According to Vanity Fair, the Manson Family murders will actually only provide a backdrop to the main story, set in 1969, which follows a TV actor - with one hit series - hoping to get into the film business with the help of his sidekick and stunt-double. Sony and Tarantino have been keen to snag an A-list name for the lead, with the likes of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio currently being thrown around. Margot Robbie has also been linked to the role of Sharon Tate.

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