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Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In Quentin Tarantino's Manson Murders Movie

Quentin Tarantino is really pulling out all the stops for his ninth feature with a whole team of Hollywood royalty rumored to star, including Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson.

Today, Variety has upped the ante by confirming that Leonardo DiCaprio is definitely set to feature in the movie currently only known under the elusive title of #9. 

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The upcoming feature will mark the second collaboration between the actor and director following Django Unchained back in 2012, and DiCaprio's first movie since picking up his first best-actor Oscar for The Revenant in 2015. In the movie, the 43-year-old actor will play an aging out-of-work actor in Los Angeles in 1969. 

Two years on from The Hateful Eight, Tarantino is working on a true-story feature based around the horrific murders carried out by Charles Manson's cult of followers at the end of the 1960s and start of the 1970s. 

While the script is far from complete, The Hollywood Reporter announced back in July that one of the central plot lines of the movie would deal with Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski's wife, who was killed by one of Manson's 'disciples' while eight months pregnant. 

The rest of the cast is currently still up in the air with Margot Robbie's role as Sharon Tate yet to be confirmed. The Guardian also reports that Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt are considering major parts while a role has apparently been written for Al Pacino. 

Having parted ways with the Harvey Weinstein Company, the film is set to be produced by Sony. The as yet unnamed movie will be released on August 9 2019, fifty years to the day since Sharon Tate's death. 

By Louis Lepron, published on 15/01/2018