The first plot details of Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated ninth film have found their way online and it already sounds awesome.
Tarantino’s new film is set in Los Angeles during the late 1960s. Initial reports had suggested the film would focus on the events surrounding the Manson Family Murders and the death of actress Sharon Tate.
Margot Robbie was even reportedly in the frame to play Tate, in developments that courted some controversy in Hollywood. Tarantino has since gone on the record to stress that the film is set in 1969 and that the Manson murders will feature but will not be the primary focus.
Robbie could still end up playing Tate in a film focusing on a series of interconnecting stories – a format similar to the one used in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.
Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and, most notably, Tom Cruse are all in discussions to star in the film which has now been picked up by Sony Pictures as part of a $100 million deal. Now, in fresh developments, the first details of the film’s plot have been revealed by Vanity Fair:
“Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.”
The script has already drawn comparison with Pulp Fiction and, according to Vanity Fair, “has heart and a strong commercial appeal” that could be enough to attract a glut of A-list stars.
Tarantino’s film is as yet untitled but is already being slated for a June 2019 release.
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