Leonardo DiCaprio Will Headline Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

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According to a report from Deadline, Leonardo DiCaprio landed a role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie based on the life and trial of Charles Manson, the serial killer who recently passed away in prison due to old age. 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.

The movie, which will be the first for Tarantino without his longtime producer-distributor Harvey Weinstein, does not yet have a cast.

His Wolf of Wall Street castmate Margot Robbie has reportedly been asked to portray Manson Family victim Sharon Tate in the film.

DiCaprio's will play an aging actor in the story that is being kept under wraps but is a Pulp Fiction-esque movie set in the 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders. The murders took place in the home of actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, who was killed when she's eight months pregnant, alongside four others.

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The as yet untitled film reunites DiCaprio and Tarantino after they first worked on Django Unchained in 2012.

DiCaprio hasn't been seen on the big screen since his Oscar-winning turn in The Revenant, but has lined up numerous high-profile projects, including a reunion with longtime collaborator Martin Scorsese for a Teddy Roosevelt biopic at Paramount.

Sony declined to comment on the most recent casting news.

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