Former DOCTOR WHO Star Matt Smith To Play Charles Manson in THE FAMILY
Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith, who recently starred in Netflix's The Crown is currently in talks to take on the role of Charles Manson in a new film called The Family.
The movie is being developed by the creative team who previously made American Psycho including director Mary Harron and screenwriter Guinevere Turner. With a talented team like this involved, you know we are going to get a crazy movie about the infamous cult leader and killer. Smith seems like a great choice for the role of Manson and it will be interesting to see him in this role, which is very different than anything he's done before.
The Family is based on the nonfiction book The Long Prison Journey of Leslie van Houten: Life Beyond The Cult written by Karlene Faith, as well as Ed Sanders’ 1971 novel The Family.
According to Tracking Board, the film will "follow grad student Faith as she works with three brainwashed young women who were part of the Manson family — Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins. The story will be told via a series of flashbacks after the three women are incarcerated in a special security unit at the California Institute for Women."
The report also says that Detroit star Hannah Murray is in talks to play Van Houten and Imposters actress Marianne Rendón is in talks to play Atkins.
What do you think about Matt Smith playing Charles Manson?