First Photo of Matt Smith as Charles Manson in The Film CHARLIE SAYS

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This is our first look at Matt Smith (Doctor Who) in the role of Carles Manson in the upcoming film Charlie Says. The film comes from director Mary Harron and screenwriter Guinevere Turner who worked together on the cult classic film American Psycho. They've reunited for this new film that will center on the three “Manson Family” women who were sentenced to death in Charles Manson’s infamous murder case. Here's the synopsis:

Charlie Says will focus on the three young women (Murray, Young and Rendon) who were sentenced to death following the infamous murder case of Manson (Smith). When the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student, Karlene Faith (Wever), was sent in to teach them, and through her the film will follow their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.

This actually sounds like it will be a fascinating film to watch and Smith looks great in the role of Manson. The movie also stars Chace Crawford as Manson family member Tex Watson; Sosie Bacon as Patricia Krenwinkel; The X-Files star Annabeth Gish plays Virginia Carlson, head of the California Institute for Women. The cast also includes Suki WaterhouseHannah Murray, Odessa Young, Marianne Rendon, Carla Gugino, Kaylie Carter and Merritt Wever.

The movie is based on Faith’s nonfiction book The Long Prison Journey of Leslie van Houten: Life Beyond The Cult and Ed Sanders’ controversial 1971 novel about the Manson Family murders, The Family.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting

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