Quentin Tarantino Talks About His New Film Saying "It’s Not Charles Manson, It’s 1969"
Quentin Tarantino is currently looking for a new home for his ninth movie. As you've probably heard, the director has removed himself from scandal-plagued patron Harvey Weinstein, who has backed his features since picking up 1992’s Reservoir Dogs.
According to Indiewire Tarantino has been making the rounds and just completed a series of pitch meetings last week with five studios (not including Disney) seeking to back his new project, which he finished writing about five months ago.
The story was initially rumored to be set in the late '60s-early 70s in Los Angeles and that it would follow the Manson family murders. The initial report described the film as centering "on Sharon Tate, the actress, and wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered by Manson and his followers in 1969."
A more recent report goes on to say, "there has been a lot of press that the script focuses on Charles Manson and the murder spree he orchestrated, but I’m told that is akin to calling Inglourious Basterds a movie about Adolf Hitler, when the Nazi leader was only in a scene or two."
The director has now clarified himself that "It’s not Charles Manson, it’s 1969." So I guess we'll stop calling it his Manson Family film because that's not what it's going to be about.
Tarantino isn't ready to start directing until January because he says he still need to tinker a bit with the script, and spend some time with his new fiance, Israeli singer Daniella Pick.
Although not confirmed, the cast is rumored to include Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate and Tarantino vets Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, and Leonardo DiCaprio.