Quentin Tarantino to Make Film About Manson Murders

He’s already meeting with A-list talent.

Quentin Tarantino has reportedly penned a script which is promising to be a unique take on the notorious Manson murders, and is now tapping into A-listers including Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence.

According to sources, while the project title is unknown, it will also be directed by Tarantino, with Harvey and Bob Weinstien, who have produced and executive produced previous Tarantino films, to also be involved.  Though it is not yet confirmed if the Weinstien Company will distribute the project, as Tarantino wants to line up a cast first.

The Manson murders occurred on 8 August 1969, when unemployed convict and failed musician cult leader, Charles Manson ordered a group of his followers to attack the guests of a house in Los Angeles. The followers brutally murdered everyone at the home, including actress Sharon Tate who was eight months pregnant at the time.

Hollywood star Sharon Tate. Image: The Guardian

Plot details are limited, but one part of the story is said to centre on Tate. So whether the film will play as a retelling of the events that occurred, or use the crime as a backdrop to separate and intertwining stories is unknown.

The dark material is nothing new for the writer and director, whose recent films include Inglorious Bastards (2009), Django Unchained (2012) and the latest, The Hateful Eight (2015).

If the project does go ahead as Tarantino’s next film, it will be a unique side-step for the writer, director, and actor in that it will become his first film to be based on true events.

WME is rumoured to be in the early stages of shopping the project to studios to co-finance and co-distribute the venture, with plans to begin filming to commence in 2018.