Leonardo DiCaprio joins Quentin Tarantino's new film
Movie superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has officially signed on to Quentin Tarantino's latest film after working with the Oscar-winning director on Django Unchained.
Quentin Tarantino is graduallypulling together his latest film – a Los Angeles-based film set against thebackdrop of the horrific Charles Manson murders which took place in the '60s – and now Leonardo DiCaprio is attached, according to Deadline.
Little is known about the film at this stage but an anonymoussource, via Vanity Fair, says: “Setin Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie,according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actorwho’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into thefilm business.
"His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—islooking for the same thing."
Thetragic murder of director Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate and four of her friends by CharlesManson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.
Deadlineclaims Tarantino is hoping to team with actress Margot Robbie, currently enjoying accolades forher role as Tonya Harding in I,Tonya,for the role of Tate.
It'snot quite the humdinger of a leak that happened with The HatefulEight – where the entire script was leaked online – but it does give us an idea of what we can expect from film number nine.
Other actors rumoured to be involved are Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in what is turning out tobe a potentially star-studded cast.
While Tarantino is set to write and direct a newStar Trek film, this will be his first film since Hateful Eight andDiCaprio's first film since The Revenant.
After a substantial bidding war for the script, following Tarantino leaving Miramax and long timecollaborator Harvey Weinstein amidst the sexual misconduct allegations that rocked the entertainment world last year, Sony are now taking the lead onproduction.
Tarantino is, according toVanity Fair, hoping for a $100 million (£72.2m) budget and to beginshooting in June this year.Tags: