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Quentin Tarantino To Direct Film About the Manson-Tate Murders

July 11, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Quentin Tarantino is reportedly set to direct a film about the infamous murders committed by Charles Manson’s “family.” THR reports that Tarantino is planned to write and direct the as-yet-untitled project, which is in the early days of being shopped out to studios and distributors. Harvey and Bob Weinstein are reportedly on board.

The script for the film is in the final days of being written, and the site says that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence are being approached for roles. Deadline reports that Tarantino has met with Margot Robbie about possibly playing the role of Sharon Tate, which at least one part of the script is said to be centered around. Samuel L. Jackson is also said to be likely playing a lead role.

The murders took place in August of 1969. Manson’s cult of followers, popularly referred to as “the Manson family” after the fact, were ordered by the cult leader to attack and murder the people at record producer Terry Melcher’s former home. Melcher had rejected Manson’s work. The home belonged to Tate’s husband, Roman Polanski. Tate and four others — Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Stephen Parent — were killed there. The next night, Manson and his followers went to the home of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary and killed them. Manson is currently serving a life sentence in prison, along with those of several of his followers.