Australian actor Damon Herriman is set to play notorious cult leader Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s 1969-set “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” at Sony Pictures.
48-year-old Herriman is probably best known for his role as the not too bright Dewey Crowe on FX’s “Justified,” a show Tarantino must really like considering the hiring of Walton Goggins for his last film and the inclusion of both Herriman and Timothy Olyphant in this.
Herriman but has built up a massive portfolio of film and television roles since his first work in the early 1980s including parts in “J. Edgar,” “The Lone Ranger,” “The Water Diviner,” “House of Wax,” “The Square,” “Down Under,” and “The Big Steal” and TV shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Scorpion,” “Rake” and “Top of the Lake: China Girl”.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” focuses on Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a washed-up western TV series actor looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), also his stunt double, is looking for the same thing. The pair’s neighbor is Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) who was murdered by Charles Manson’s cult of followers that summer, the event being an element within the film’s story.
Rumer Willis, Dreama Walker, Margaret Qualley, Costa Ronin, Victoria Pedretti and Madisen Beaty have also hopped onboard the film with Willis playing British actress Joanna Pettet, Walker as singer Connie Stevens, and Ronin as Polish actor and victim Voytek Frykowski. The other three are playing original roles for the film.
The project is currently in production in Los Angeles ahead of an August 2019 release.
Source: The Wrap