AceShowbiz - Leonardo DiCaprio's next acting role may be in a Quentin Tarantino movie. The Academy Award-winning actor is in talks to star in the currently untitled project about Charles Manson and the Manson family murders.
According to Deadline which first reported the news, the 43-year-old is offered the role of "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 deal is expected to be sealed soon.
Should DiCaprio join the project, it will be his first film since starring in 2015's "The Revenant" directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu which earned him a Best Actor award at the 2016 Oscars. DiCaprio previously worked with Tarantino in Western slave-themed film "Django Unchained" (2012) which also earned rave reviews and several nominations at various awards show.
The upcoming Manson film will potentially become a star-studded movie, as Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Lawrence have reportedly been approached for roles in the film. Robbie is reportedly offered to play the role of Sharon Tate. But when asked about the casting rumors, the "Suicide Squad" actress would only say, "Nothing's official... but I would kill to work with [Tarantino]."
The untitled Manson Family murders project is based on the 1969 murder spree conducted by four members of the Manson Family, a cult led by Charles Manson. 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. Manson and other members of his "family" were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1971.
The movie is being developed at Sony Pictures, which has set August 9, 2019 as its release date to mark the 50th anniversary of the murder of Tate.