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Leonardo DiCaprio Set to Star in Quentin Tarantino’s Latest Film

January 12, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star in Quentin Tarantino’s newest film. Variety reports that DiCaprio is on board for the as-yet-untitled film, which will be set around the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969 as conducted by the Manson Family. Manson himself will not be a lead character and will instead by a background role.

DiCaprio is set to play an aging actor in the film and reunite with Margot Robbie, who he co-starred with in Wolf of Wall Street. Robbie is being sought to play Sharon Tate in the film. The site also notes that Al Pacino has been offered a role that was written expressly for him by Tarantino, while Tom Cruise is still being sought for a role.

The plot is described as follows: “Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.”

DiCaprio previously co-starred in Django Unchained for Tarantino in 2012.