Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is quietly putting together his ninth directorial effort, a currently untitled feature which is said to offer a “unique take” on the Manson Family murders.
Tarantino is reportedly already meeting with A-list talent for the project which he is currently finishing up the script on and will direct. Harvey and Bob Weinstein will produce.
His reps at William Morris are reportedly in the early stages of shopping the project to studios to co-finance and co-distribute in a setup akin to the way 2009’s “Inglourious Basterds” was put together and released.
Part of the story centers on Roman Polanski’s late wife Sharon Tate who, heavily pregnant at the time, was brutally murdered at home along with four others by Manson and his followers over the course of several hours in 1969. In 1971, Manson and certain members of his crew were sentenced to life imprisonment.
The likes of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence have reportedly been approached for the project, as has Margot Robbie for the role of Tate according to Deadline. The plan is to shoot in 2018, likely in the Summer, and if it does become Tarantino’s next film it will serve as his first movie to be based on true events.
Source: Heat Vision