Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks to Star In Quentin Tarantino's #9 Movie
Leonardo DiCaprio has said yes!!!
Quentin Tarantino is one of those directors who frequently collaborates with the same actors film after film. And now, Variety has confirmed that Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant, The Departed) will reunite with Quentin Tarantino for his currently-untitled ninth movie, which will be released by Sony Pictures on August 9, 2019. The deal is expected to close soon, and this will become DiCaprio’s first film since he won the Oscar for The Revenant.
The pair previously worked together on Tarantino’s bloody western, Django Unchained. DiCaprio played the main villain of that movie, Calvin Candie. Though DiCaprio infamously cut his hand during filming (and kept going), the role earned him just one of his (many) Oscar nominations. DiCaprio did not win for Django Unchained, although many thought he should.
The film may not have a title yet, but its release date is significant as it falls on the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate by the Mason family. Tarantino is reportedly keen to secure Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate while Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt are said to be circling two major roles. A role has also been written for Al Pacino, who is yet to sign on. Tarantino claims the movie won’t really be about Manson. Rather, it will be a Pulp Fiction-esque film that simply takes place at the time of the Manson murders in Hollywood. Of course, with the role of Sharon Tate, the Manson murders will likely play a major part.
The film is being produced by Harry Potter’s David Heyman, Tarantino and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes exec producer and line producer. Production begins this year, and is set with an $18 million California production tax credit.