Quentin Tarantino is coming out of his Western period, but it’s looking like he is still drawing from American history, as per this synopsis of his next film that Vanity Fair obtained:
“Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie…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.”
Tarantino’s film is now suddenly eerily timely, what with Manson’s passing yesterday.
Margot Robbie is the favorite to play Tate, an actress who was also married to Roman Polanski at the time of her death. Former Tarantino players Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson are also reportedly being considered for the cast, as are Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Tarantino has never made something that wasn’t at least interesting, and I bet that that streak will hold with this one.