Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a movie set around the Charles Manson murders, Hollywood entertainment publications reported on Friday, but he will not play the role of the American cult leader.

'If anyone tried to duplicate what [Quentin] does I think they would be sued for copyright infringement, ' DiCaprio - who almost played Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds - told EW back in 2012. DiCaprio and Tarantino last worked together on "Django Unchained".

Sony then picked up the rights for the feature film back in November, following a heated bidding war. The actor and director have previously collaborated on Django Unchained [2012].

The film is set in Los Angeles in the 1960s and '70s and is believed to involve the actress and model Sharon Tate, who was murdered by members of Charles Manson's notorious "family" in 1969. The Academy Award-winning actor is in talks to star in the now untitled project about Charles Manson and the Manson family murders. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Al Pacino are also rumored to be interested, or are being sought, for the movie. It will be DiCaprio's first movie since winning the Oscar for Best Actor thanks to "The Revenant".

Additionally, the release of the film will come out on the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate's murder.

The Sony Pictures movie is to be released on August 9, 2019, exactly 50 years after Tate and four friends were stabbed or shot dead.

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