Plot Details Come to Light for Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie

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The details of Quentin Tarantino‘s next film have been kept firmly under wraps, but now we have some juicy plot points to go on.

As has been previously reported, Tarantino’s as of yet untitled ninth film (hence its current working title, #9), will incorporate the murder of actress Sharon Tate by Charles Manson’s followers in the late 60s. While that’s been confirmed, we now know this horrific event will not be focus of the film and will instead serve as a backdrop.

Vanity Fair revealed a little more about the upcoming picture’s plot:

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.

There you have it. A TV actor and his stunt double, and you can imagine that Tarantino will craft a number of side plots with various characters – Pulp Fiction style, perhaps? – as it all comes to a crescendo.

It’s going to be interesting to see just who signs up to star in this high-profile picture. As of now, big timers Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are reportedly circling the two lead roles (just picture Cruise playing DiCaprio’s stunt double) and Margot Robbie is said to be Tarantino’s choice for Sharon Tate.

Sony Pictures recently acquired the picture in a heated studio contest.

Stay tuned.

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