Auteur filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is taking a break from the Western genre and turning his lens on the infamous Manson Family murders for his next film.
This, according to THR:
“Quentin Tarantino is quietly starting to put together his latest project, and is talking to A-list actors for what is promising to be a unique take on the Manson Family murders.
The project, whose title is unknown, was written by Tarantino who would also direct. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who have produced and exec produced the previous Tarantino films, are involved, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.”
Details are still very light right now, but THR reports that “one of the story’s centers is on Sharon Tate,” the young actress and wife of Roman Polanski who was murdered alongside a houseful of friends by members of the Manson family. A few names that have been tossed around for the film include Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt, although nothing has been confirmed yet.
Personally, I’m super excited to see what Tarantino does with this. The Manson family and its crimes continue to have a strong hold on the American psyche nearly 50 years after the fact and a filmmaker as eccentric and meticulous as Tarantino is sure to bring a unique perspective to the whole affair.
We’ll have more on Quentin Tarantino’s untitled Manson Family movie as it develops.