Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Quentin Tarantino's MANSON Picture


Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Quentin Tarantino's MANSON Picture

Leonardo DiCaprio has accepted a starring role in Quentin Tarantino's ninth film as director, and is expected to close the deal soon, according to Deadline.

The film, whose working title is #9 (referencing Tarantino's ninth feature film as director), will be set in Los Angeles and will likely shoot in the summer of 2018.

The upcoming film, Tarantino's ninth, is set to release on August 9, 2019, Deadline reported Friday, exactly 50 years after members of the Manson Family cult murdered actress Sharon Tate and four other guests at her house. So it is with news Friday afternoon that DiCaprio has officially committed to star in Tarantino's next film, which has been set-up at Sony Pictures with a 2019 release date already scheduled.

If the rumors are anything to go by, then this movie might not just have DiCaprio, but an star-studded ensemble.

Not only with this film reunite Tarantino and DiCaprio, it will also be DiCaprio's first role since winning the Oscar for getting eaten by a cartoon bear in The Revenant. Variety is reporting that Tarantino also wants Al Pacino in the movie, and that the filmmaker has even written a role in the movie specifically for the veteran actor.

DiCaprio and Tarantino last collaborated in 2012 on "Django Unchained".

The release date coincides with the 50th anniversary of Tate's murder at the hands of the Manson family.

David Heyman from Harry Potter-fame will produce the film as well as Tarantino himself, Georgia Kacandes, and Shannon McIntosh. On top of Brad Pitt, who is reportedly "circling" the project, Deadline is now reporting that Tarantino's Django Unchained co-star Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped.

Tarantino and DiCaprio are partnering up once again.