Quentin Tarantino's Next Movie Is About the Manson Family Murders

Tomas Mccoy
July 13, 2017

Tarantino regulars Harvey and Bob Weinstein are reportedly on board for the project, but sources claim Jennifer Lawrence isn't considering the role of Tate. THR notes that Tarantino hopes to, once again, work with Brad Pitt on the film, and he's reportedly contacted Jennifer Lawrence about a role. He plans to start filming next year. Instead, Deadline says the filmmaker has met with Margot Robbie about potentially taking on that part. One could argue that Inglorious Basterds was the director's first, but Tarantino famously (and brilliantly) altered the course of history in that film. That could be why a movie about the Manson murders made by the Pulp Fiction powerhouse could and probably would be very good. And while the script is still undergoing some edits, according to the Hollywood Reporter, it focuses on Tate, who was eight months pregnant when she was murdered by the Manson girls at her Laurel Canyon home. The elements of the genre are all there, from the terrifying patriarch, Manson, to his crazed followers, which he called "the Family", to the horrific nature of the killings.

Quentin Tarantino is never one to take the easy road with his art, but his latest rumoured project might be the most ambitious, hard and disturbing one yet.

Manson, 82, was the leader of the Manson Family; the group was responsible for nine murders in 1969 in California.

One critic have gone as far as calling the project "gross and wrong", saying such a sensitive topic should not be approached by such a "fetishizing" director.

WME is said to be in the early stages of shopping the project to studios to co-finance and co-distribute the venture.

Tarantino is known for his unique style of writing and directing, often using the same actors across different films, including Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Zoe Bell, Christoph Waltz and Michael Madsen.

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