Quentin Tarantino Adds More Big Names To Charles Manson Movie Cast

You don't have to be a movie buff to be excited about Quentin Tarantino's upcoming flick Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Boasting a seriously impressive yet very caucasian cast, the film is set to star none other than Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio – and that's just for starters. Today a fresh new batch of major names has been added to the already star-packed credits.

Margot Robbie, Tim Roth and Kurt Russell are all on the cast list. (Photo: Metropolitan/Park Circus/TFM Distribution)

Following months of rumours, Margot Robbie has now officially confirmed her role as Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski's wife who was murdered by one of Manson's 'disciples' in 1969 while eight months' pregnant. But the Australian actor/producer is not the only one to join the cast with Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Kurt Russell also confirmed to appear in secondary roles.

Meanwhile, Burt Reynolds is in discussions to play George Spahn, an 80-year-old blind man who rented his ranch out to Charles Manson and his cult of followers a few months before Tate's death. It's said that in exchange for the ranch, Manson asked the cult's women to sleep with the owner. 

As a refresher, the movie will be a true-story feature based around the horrific killings carried out by Charles Manson's cult at the end of the 1960s and start of the 1970s. Centring around Tate's death, the tale will be told through the eyes of Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a Western actor and Tate's neighbour, and his stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will hit cinemas on August 9 2019

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