Title revealed for Quentin Tarantino's Manson family epic, Brad Pitt confirmed to star
Quentin Tarantino's new thriller is to be titled 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.
The 1969 case 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, with Pitt newly confirmed in the part.
DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, while Pitt will be his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth.
Speaking about the movie and leading men to Variety, Tarantino said: "The movie is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour…Sharon Tate."
He continued: "I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was 7 years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A., and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
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.