Leonardo DiCaprio Will Star in Quentin Tarantino's Manson Film
Variety has reported that Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino's currently untitled film about Charles Manson. DiCaprio will portray an aging, out of work actor. Margot Robbie currently being considered for the role of Sharon Tate. Tom Cruise and Al Pacino are also being pursued for the film.
The film is set in 1969 and while it is not clear at this time, it is believed to follow Charles Manson and the Manson family murders. The movie will come to theaters on August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the day the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders, and the day after Tate was killed.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor, film producer, and environmental activist. He gained public recognition with leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame with James Cameron's epic romance Titanic(1997), which became the highest-grossing film of all time until Cameron's Science fiction film Avatar (2009) overtook it.
Since 2000, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. DiCaprio's subsequent films include The Man in the Iron Mask(1998), the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002), and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York (2002), which marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese. He was acclaimed for his performances in the political war thriller Blood Diamond (2006), the neo-noir crime drama The Departed (2006), the espionage thriller Body of Lies (2008), the drama Revolutionary Road (2008), the psychological thriller Shutter Island(2010), the Science fiction thriller Inception (2010), the biographical film J. Edgar(2011), the western Django Unchained (2012), and the period drama The Great Gatsby (2013).
DiCaprio's portrayals of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004) and Hugh Glassin The Revenant (2015) won him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, and his role as Jordan Belfort in The WOLF of Wall Street(2013) won him the award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He also won the Academy Award for Best Actor and BAFTA Award for his performance in The Revenant. DiCaprio is the founder of his own production company, Appian Way Productions.
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