Robbie is in the Oscar conversation this year for her performance in I, Tonya and previously worked with DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Not only with this film reunite Tarantino and DiCaprio, it will also be DiCaprio's first role since winning the Oscar for getting eaten by a cartoon bear in The Revenant. However, based on the film's premise and Tarantino's involvement, it sounds like a potential awards season contender.
According to Deadline, DiCaprio will play an "aging actor" in the film, which is being described as a Pulp Fiction-esque flick set in 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Charles Manson murders. A deal has not been finalized just yet, but that is expected to change in the foreseeable future.
Following the announcement that he had finished the script, Tarantino teased us with a bit of info about the highly anticipated forthcoming movie towards the end of previous year, simply saying that "it's not Charles Manson, it's 1969" at apost-screening brunch at Estrella on Sunset for Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled.
The release date for the film will mark the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and four others on August 9, 1969. It is set during the time of the Manson murder spree that terrorized Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s.
Deadlinehas also suggested that Tarantino's made offers to Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt for parts, and that he has written a character with old fave Samuel L. Jackson in mind. Cruise, Robbie, and DiCaprio aren't the only big names linked to Tarantino's new film, either. Using the Manson Murders as a backdrop is a flawless fit for the director's sensibilities and creative outlook.
However, in the same way that InglouriousBasterds wasn't just a movie about Hitler, Tarantino's movie isn't thought to be focused exclusively around Manson or Tate. If the Academy takes a liking to his latest creation, then Tarantion may end up adding even more Oscars to his shelf.
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