New Tarantino 1969 Movie Plot Details Emerge

New Tarantino 1969 movie plot details emerge

Last week, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino jumped ship from The Weinstein Company to Sony Pictures as the new home for his upcoming ninth feature film. Now Vanity Fair has revealed the first plot details for the set-in-1969 movie from a source that has read the script:

“Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie 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.”

The plot is extra timely with the death of Manson yesterday at the age of 83. Currently Margot Robbie is the frontrunner to portray the slain Tate (actress and wife of director Roman Polanski), with Jennifer Lawrence also up for a role. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are all being considered for the two leads. This is not the first time Tarantino has dealt with the subject matter of stunt performers, with his 2007 Grindhouse film Death Proof revolving around a homicidal stuntman who goes up against a capable stuntwoman.

Deadline previously noted that reports calling the film as being “about” the Charles Manson family murders would be “akin to calling ‘Inglourious Basterds’ a movie about Adolf Hitler, when the Nazi leader was only in a scene or two.” Sources also have compared the film to Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction while noting it will have a budget “in the range of ‘Django Unchained,'” which had a $100-million budget but grossed over $425 million at the global box office.

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