Damian Lewis and Dakota Fanning among new additions to Quentin Tarantino's Manson family epic
Damian Lewis and Dakota Fanning are among the new additions to the cast of Quentin Tarantino's new thriller Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
The movie, which looks set to be based on the notorious Charles Manson murders of the late 1960's, is nearing production.
The 1969 case which has inspired the film saw Charles Manson, a cult leader, order four of his followers to attack the inhabitants of a house in Los Angeles he believed owned by a record producer who rejected him. The attack left actress Sharon Tate dead along with four others.
The movie will see Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt take key roles. DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, while Pitt will be his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth. Robbie will portray Sharon Tate.
Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Fanning, Clifton Collins Jr, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond are among confirmed new additions. They join a supporting cast that already features Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant as well as Tarantino regular Michael Madsen and Tim Roth.
Billions star Lewis will play iconic actor Steve McQueen, while Fanning has been cast as Manson disciple Squeaky Fromme, who would later try to assassinate President Gerald Ford. Hammond will play director Sam Wanamaker and Hirsch is Jay Sebring, the Hollywood hairdresser who was one of four victims in the Tate murders.
Tarantino's new movie is due out on August 9th in 2019 and will be distributed by Sony Pictures after the demise of The Weinstein Company.