Starring:Matt Smith, Suki Waterhouse, Hannah Murray, Odessa Young, Marianne Rendon, Carla Gugino, Kaylie Carter, Merritt Wever, Annabeth Gish, Sosie Bacon, Chace Crawford
Matt Smith ("Doctor Who," "The Crown") will be playing infamous criminal and cult leader Charles Manson in director Mary Harron’s ("American Psycho") upcoming feature. The drama will focus on the three women (Murray, Young, and Rendon) who were sentenced to death in Manson’s (Smith) murder case. The death penalty was ultimately lifted, altering their sentence into life imprisonment. Wever plays Karlene Faith, a young graduate student who was sent to teach them. Through Faith, Charlie Says will follow the three women’s transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes. The film is based on source material from Ed Sanders’ 1971 best-selling book, "The Family," as well as Karlene Faith’s book, "The Long Prison Journey of Leslie Van Houten."