Quentin Tarantino has officially cast Leonardo DiCaprio in his upcoming ninth film. This will bring the two talents together for the first time since they worked together on Django Unchained. This will also be DiCaprio's first film project since winning the Oscar for his role in The Revenant.
There's no title for Tarantino's new film yet, but it's described as being a Pulp Fiction-esque type movie set in the 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders. According to a previous report, the story 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."
According to Deadline, DiCaprio will play the aging actor in the story. It's awesome to see that DiCaprio will be working with Tarantino again on this project and I'm excited to see how it turns out. The director also wants Margot Robbie in the role of Sharon Tate and he's looked at casting Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in another lead male role.
The film is being produced by Harry Potter’s David Heyman and the released on August 9, 2019, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Tate’s murder.