Tarantino and DiCaprio are partnering up once again.
Quentin Tarantino is in the news a lot lately. Not only does he have Star Trek script being fast-tracked by Paramount, but he has his ninth picture in the works for Sony Pictures. The as of yet untitled ninth picture by Quentin Tarantino about Charles Manson has picked up a huge actor for its roster. Leonardo DiCaprio has said yes to appearing in the film and this will be DiCaprio’s first film since winning the Oscar for The Revenant.
Undoubtedly there were fears that once DiCaprio won his prized Oscar he would pick projects that weren’t as prestigious as before. Those fears can be put to rest now that working with Tarantino will mark his return. The last time the two worked together was for Django Unchained and that (should’ve) earned DiCaprio an Oscar nomination. The untitled film already has a date set for August 9th, 2019 and would mark almost four years since audiences last saw DiCaprio on screen (he does have other projects in the works, but this will likely be the first one to make it to completion).
DiCaprio would join a would-be star-studded cast, as Tarantino has already been talking to Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, and Brad Pitt. According to Deadline, DiCaprio will play an aging actor in the story that is being kept under wraps but is a Pulp Fiction-esque movie set during the time of the Manson murder spree in Los Angeles. The release date for the picture coincides with the 50th anniversary of the date Sharon Tate was murder at the hands of the Manson family. A ton of resources are being put into this project and it sounds as if it will be one of Tarantino’s biggest films of his career. That is saying an awful lot considering the work he has done. We’ll have more on Tarantino’s ninth feature as it comes available.