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Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Charles Manson film of Quentin Tarantino

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After he the court for a number of months, Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino’s untitled Charles Manson movie, sources confirmed to Variety.

DiCaprio plays the ageing, out-of-work actor in the film. Margot Robbie, meanwhile, is being eyed for the role of Sharon Tate.

This will mark DiCaprio’s first film since winning the Oscar in 2016 for his performance in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant.” DiCaprio and Tarantino for the last time together on the 2012 “Django Unchained.”

He is repped by LBI Entertainment.

As reported earlier, Tom Cruise is also being pursued to star in the director’s ninth feature. Sources now tell Variety that Tarantino is interested in the casting of Al Pacino in the film. Sony is the treatment of the distribution.

The film will hit theaters on Aug. 9, 2019, Variety has learned. Opening of the 50th anniversary of the day that the Manson family will be the la bianca murders, and the day after Tate was killed, the movie will head off against the “Artemis Fowl,” Disney’s adaptation of the popular sci-fi and fantasy series.

Sony beat out several bidders, including Warner Bros. and Paramount for the rights to the film. The film is shrouded in a haze of mystery — is set in 1969 and is believed to involve Charles Manson and the Manson family murders. The director told the media that it is not a biopic, but it is an ensemble film set during the turbulent period.

It is the first pic that Tarantino is letting go without the Weinstein Company. A group of investors led by Maria Contreras-Sweet is in a strong position to buy the Weinstein Company following sexual misconduct accusations against the disgraced founder Harvey Weinstein.

Deadline Hollywood first reported in the news.

This article originally appeared in Variety.

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