AceShowbiz - Quentin Tarantino's still-untitled ninth movie which is believed to tell the story about Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders gets a summer 2019 release date. Variety has revealed that the film will hit theaters across the nation on August 9, 2019, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate.
Sony is distributing the film. The studio recently won global rights to the project after a fierce bidding war with other studios including Warner Bros. and Paramount. The film will be set in 1969 and is believed to involve Manson and his "family." At that time, Tate, along with four others, was killed by several members of the Manson Family in the home she shared with her then-husband, actor/filmmaker Roman Polanski, when she's pregnant.
Tarantino is reportedly eying several big names to round out his cast. He's been hoping hard that Margot Robbie will play the role of Tate. He has also approached the likes of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as well as the filmmaker's frequent collaborator Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Lawrence.
The untitled Manson Family murders project is being produced by David Heyman ("Harry Potter" film franchise), Tarantino and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes serving as exec producer and line producer. Production on the film is expected to begin next year, with an $18M California production tax credit.
It's the first film that Tarantino will be releasing without his longtime producing partner The Weinstein Company. The indie studio is on the brink of bankruptcy following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its founder and Tarantino's pal, Harvey Weinstein, who has since been fired from his own company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Tarantino has said that he will retire after his tenth film. "Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, 'Match that s**t,' " the two-time Oscar winner said at the Adobe Max conference in San Diego last year. "Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I'm considered one of the greatest film-makers that ever lived," he added. "And going further, a great artist, not just film-maker."