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Quentin Tarantino Is Making A Manson Murders Movie
With word that Quentin Tarantino is set to retire after two more films (confirmed by the director himself), there's plenty of intrigue over what his final projects are. And in this respect it looks like his next one will deliver—as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino is readying a movie based on the murders committed by Charles Manson and his "family" in 1969.
According to THR, Tarantino will direct and is currently putting the final touches on the script. Brad Pitt, who worked with Tarantino in 2009's Inglourious Basterds, and Jennifer Lawrence are said to have been approached for the project. Unsurprisingly, producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein will also be involved, continuing their long-standing relationship with Tarantino. THR says that the goal is to start shooting in 2018, possibly in the summer.
The movie will mark one of Tarantino's rare brushes with non-fiction material. Though, as we'd seen with Basterds, the director has no qualms about taking a revisionists' slant on history, so there's absolutely no saying what the final product will be like.
Even today, the Manson murders still fascinate the public. On August 9, 1969, Manson and his followers broke into the Benedict Canyon home of actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski) and murdered Tate and her acquaintances. The next night, the group broke into the Los Feliz home of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and killed him and his wife Rosemary. In 1971, Manson and other members of his crew were sentenced to life imprisonment.
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