Leonardo DiCaprio has agreed to star in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, which is set in 1969 against the backdrop of the murders by Charles Manson’s cult in Los Angeles, Deadline reported.
The actor and filmmaker had previously teamed up for Django Unchained in 2012, in which DiCaprio played the racist plantation owner Calvin Candie.
Tarantino’s ninth movie will be released on August 9, 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of actress Sharon Tate’s murder by members of Manson’s cult. Tate, who was married to director Roman Polanski at the time, was eight-and-a-half-months pregnant when she was stabbed to death. She was 26 years old.
“The deal is expected to close soon, and this will become DiCaprio’s first film since he won the Oscar for The Revenant,” Deadline noted. DiCaprio 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 publication added.
Other actors approached by Tarantino reportedly include Margot Robbie in the role of Tate, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.