Quentin Tarantino’s Next Movie Will Officially Arrive in 2019
Sony has set a release date for Quentin Tarantino’s new film, which is sorta-kinda-not-really about the Manson Family murders. The project is the acclaimed filmmaker’s first without the involvement of disgraced former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein. After Tarantino parted ways with Weinstein in the wake of numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations, he set up shop with Sony, which will release his untitled (or title yet-to-be-revealed) film in 2019.
Little is known about Tarantino’s ninth film, though it is reportedly set in the late ’60s and early ’70s and revolves — at least in part — around the murders carried out by Charles Manson’s followers on the late criminal’s instructions. Model and actress Sharon Tate, then pregnant with filmmaker Roman Polanski’s child, was one of the family’s victims, and will reportedly be represented in the film.
Per Variety, Sony will release the untitled Tarantino movie on August 9, 2019 — which just so happens to be the anniversary of Tate’s death. The director is eyeing Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, and Margot Robbie for leading roles. Both Pitt and DiCaprio have worked with Tarantino before (on Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, respectively), and Cruise would be a huge deal; the actor hasn’t appeared in a more prestigious project in several years, instead focusing on action films. Robbie, meanwhile, is being eyed for the part of Tate.