Quentin Tarentino’s next project is still a ‘GO’, and Sony will be his distribution partner. The ‘Manson Era’ film scored a release date and is aggressively firming up the cast, and be in time for awards time in 2019.
Quentin Tarantino’s still-untitled ninth film has a release date. The “Pulp Fiction” director’s latest will hit theaters on Aug. 9, 2019, Variety has learned. Opening on 50th anniversary of the day the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after actress Sharon Tate was killed, the film will head off against “Artemis Fowl,” Disney’s adaptation of the popular sci-fi and fantasy series.
Tarantino’s movie is described as a 1969-set ensemble piece that in some way involves Manson and the murder of Tate. Sony’s pickup came with no actors attached, but overtures have been made to such A-listers as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.
The news comes after the director pulled the project away from The Weinstein Company, following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and found it a new home with Sony, with the script being passed around every major studio (minus Disney).
The film is still trying to firm up casting, but its reportedly eyeing Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt, and Tarantino being Tarantino, he could probably get three of those actors without a problem. The issue is Cruise who has so far shied away from difficult material in recent years. Even American Made, which is about a drug smuggler caught up in the Iran-Contra affair, is oddly light and comic rather than the stuff that really tests Cruise’s acting ability.