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Damon Herriman to play Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: report

Charles Manson (left) will reportedly be played by Damon Harriman (right) in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

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Damon Herriman will play Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” The Wrap reported Wednesday.

The 48-year-old Australian actor is just one of the many names attached to the project period, which is set to cover the Manson family murders.

On Aug. 9, 1969, members of Manson’s cult brutally murdered a pregnant Sharon Tate, 26, and four other people in a house of the actress shared with her filmmaker husband Roman Polanski, who was not home at the time. Less than two days later, the group killed supermarket executive Leno la bianca and his wife Rosemary in their home.

Manson, who orchestrated the gruesome slaughter during that infamous summer, died in 2017, after almost half a century in prison. He was 83.

The California Department of Corrections revealed in a statement that Manson died of natural causes at Kern County hospital.

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The upcoming film also made headlines this week for finding his Polanski: Polish actor Rafal Zawierucha, the Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

Moviegoers in anticipation of the film’s release already have an idea of what Australian actress Margot Robbie looks like Tate.

The 28-year-old shared a photo of himself as the slain star —dressed in a black sweater, white skirt and go-go boots — on-Instagram Aug. 6.

Tarantino’s film, which features Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick, an actor, and Brad Pitt as his stunt double, Cliff, was originally slated to come out on Aug. 9, 2019. However, Various reported in mid-July the release date has changed to July 26, 2019.

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The film will reportedly feature Burt Reynolds, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning and Al Pacino — the play of Rick’s agent, among others.

DiCaprio also placed on a “first look” picture of herself and Pitt in character back in June.

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Sony Pictures offered details on the project in February, in a press release.

Tarantino, according to the company, calling the film “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippie Hollywood.”

“The two main characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), the former star of a western TV series, and his old stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both struggling to make it in Hollywood that they no longer recognized. But Rick has a famous neighbor…Sharon Tate,” Tarantino said.

Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.

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