Quentin Tarantino To Direct Film About the Manson-Tate Murders

Posted July 13, 2017

Apparently the story will focus around the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate, the actress wife of director Roman Polanski, as well as the formation of Charles Manson's Las Vegas cult. There are also rumors that Tarantino wants Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate.

According to the report, the script for a new true-crime movie about the Manson family and the grueling murders that took place at the Sharon Tate mansion is almost done.

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Although very few specifics are now available about the film, it's bound to feature snippets of Tarantino's signature cinematic genius throughout.The director is known for vastly dramatized action scenes and alternate subject matter, so it would interesting to see that tie into a true story. If Kroll's correct on this one, it means Tarantino's interested in going up through the trial of the Manson Family and not just chronicling their cult and violent actions.

Manson and his followers were eventually tried and convicted of eight murders, including Tate's. Filming on the untitled and unannounced Tarantino movie is tipped to start in 2018.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino is developing a film centered around the Mason Family murders. Tarantino most recently directed the western "The Hateful Eight", starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell, which grossed $54 million at the domestic box office.

THR notes that the film would mark Tarantino's first feature film to be based on a true story; his 2009 film, Inglourious Basterds, was set during World War II but depicted an alternate historical reality. Two years after the murders, Manson and a number of Family members were sentenced to life in prison. I'm not sure if Tarantino can unleash his brand of cartoonish gore on a savage murder that shocked so many - though I'm curious to see exactly how he will approach it.

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