Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds and Kurt Russell set to join Quentin Tarantino's Manson family epic
Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds and Kurt Russell are among the additions to 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 and Brad Pitt take key roles, while Robbie, who had been previously heavily linked with the role of Tate, has now been confirmed for the movie. DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, while Pitt will be his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth.
According to Deadline, Reynolds will play George Spahn. Spahn was an 80-year-old near-blind man who rented his Los Angeles ranch out to be used as the location for Westerns.
Manson convinced Spahn to allow him and his followers to live on the ranch rent free, with the cult leader coercing his female followers into sleeping with the ranch owner, and serving as his seeing-eye guides in exchange for rent.
Russell, along with Tarantino regulars Tim Roth and Michael Madsen, are in talks about unspecified roles in the new movie.
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.