Sony Pictures has reportedly won the right to finance and the domestic and international distribution rights to Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film currently going by the title “#9”.
The ensemble drama is set in Los Angeles in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with Tarantino hoping hard that Margot Robbie will play the role of Sharon Tate. Every studio in town, bar Disney, chased the project and the deal came after a long night of bargaining between Sony and Tarantino’s reps.
Tarantino has reportedly had conversations with Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for the two main lead male roles in the film which is said to have a tone akin to “Pulp Fiction” and a budget comparable to “Django Unchained”. David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh will produce and production aims to begin early-mid next year for a 2019 release.