Quentin Tarantino is reportedly putting the final touches on the script for a film based on the murders orchestrated by cult leader Charles Manson in 1969, as first reported by THR. Tarantino is expected to direct the as-of-yet-untitled project.
While there is not any official word on the film as of yet, it has been rumored that Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie have been approached about roles. Robbie specifically is said to be in talks to play Sharon Tate, actress and wife of director Roman Polanski, who was a victim of the murders, as per Deadline. Plans to shoot are set for 2018.
This would mark the auteur’s first film based on true events, which could be an interesting dynamic considering the nature of the typical Tarantino movie. Still, the infamous cult crime seems fitting source material for the director’s penultimate film before he drops the mic.