Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate in Tarantino's Manson film


The film will tell the story of the murder of Tate and several others in a killing spree instigated by Charles Manson. Dalton is joined by his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt.

Tate was married to director Roman Polanski and was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with the couple's son at the time of her murder.

"Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognise anymore".

Tarantino has issued a statement declaring that "I've been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old".

Robbie has been the major pick for the role of Tate for a while, following reports Jennifer Lawrence was rejected because Tate's family thought she was "not pretty enough".

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Tarantino had met with Robbie back in July to talk to her about playing Tate in his upcoming film, but that was before she had been nominated for an Oscar for I, Tonya. It's the first film Tarantino will shoot since severing ties with the Weinstein Company.

Deadline reported that Sony beat out a list of competitors, including Fox, Universal, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, and Annapurna, and that Tarantino was impressed with Sony head Tom Rothman's film knowledge.

The film is due to start production later this year, with a release date of August 9 2019 earmarked.

The Australian bombshell is set to play Sharon Tate, one of the murder victims and also the neighbor of Rick Dalton, a former Western TV series star struggling to make ends meet in Hollywood in 1969.