Tarantino Lands Leonardo DiCaprio For Manson Movie, Wants Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise

Quentin Tarantino might be developing a newStar Trek project with J.J. Abrams behind the scenes, but his main focus right now appears to be securing an A-list cast for his yet to be titled 10th motion picture. Set in 1969 Los Angeles amid the backdrop of the Charles Manson murders, a series of high profile acting identities have been linked to the movie without actually signing on, from Margot Robbie to Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt.

Now Deadline have explained that Leonardo DiCaprio has actually agreed terms for the film, taking on his first role since taking out Best Actor for the 2015 war drama The Revenant. Most filmmakers would be satisfied with that acquisition, but Tarantino has set his sights on more star power with further announcements sure to follow soon.

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Alongside the scoop of DiCaprio, the report would mention Pitt and Tom Cruise as two men who are circling for two "meaty roles" within the project. This was Deadline's exclusive this week, issuing an official release date to reunite the Django Unchained actor and director.

"Leonardo DiCaprio has said yes to starring in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, which will reteam the actor and director from 2012’s Django Unchained," they reported. "The new film, Tarantino’s ninth as director, was scooped up by Sony and already has an August 9, 2019 release date. The deal is expected to close soon, and this will become DiCaprio’s first film since he won the Oscar for The Revenant."

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The website would shed some light on the film last summer to identify Pitt and Lawrence as two leads that would suit the feature. DiCaprio is now locked in for the part of the male actor, but there will be plenty of moving pieces to this extravaganza as Tarantino cuts between intertwined stories, much like he did with his classic installment Pulp Fiction.

This is the synopsis gleaned by Deadline last year, isolating Margot Robbie as the actress of choice for the late Sharon Tate.

"Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story. Deadline says Tarantino wants Margot Robbie, currently enjoying accolades for her role as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, for the role of Tate."

Source: Deadline