Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been roped in to join Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to latest reports. The movie based on the life of American criminal and cult leader, Charles Manson, will feature an ensemble cast. Although, later reports confirm that DiCaprio will not be playing the Manson, but a role of a failed, ageing actor.
Quentin Tarantino, known for his repeated collaborations with actors, worked with DiCaprio last in Django Unchained in 2012.
The title of the movie and the rest of the cast is yet to be confirmed. Margot Robbie is rumoured to play Sharon Tate, the actress who was murdered by members of Manson’s cult. The Pulp Fiction director is reportedly courting Tom Cruise and Al Pacino to join the movie.
Tarantino had earlier revealed that the film is less straightforward Manson biopic than it is a broad story about California in 1969, with the Manson murders serving as a backdrop for the overall story. According to the director, DiCaprio’s character would be interesting and vital to the narration of the film.
The film would be Tarantino’s ninth feature film and is set to hit the screens on August 9, 2019; the release date will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Manson murders.