Quentin Tarantino said last year that he was going to retire after making his tenth movie. He’s got two more movies to make to meet that goal of 10. At the time of his announcement, it was rumored he wanted to make an Australia Bonnie & Clyde-type film. No word on if he’s still interested in bank-robbing kangaroos (I’m assuming), but we do know that his next film is rumored to be about the 1969 Manson Murders.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quentin has been quietly working on a project about the Manson Family murders that took place in Los Angeles in August 1969. Sources say that Quentin is almost done writing the script and plans to direct, and it will be produced by his friends at The Weinstein Company. The current plan is to possibly begin filming in summer 2018.
He has also reportedly talked to several big-name actors to be in it. I think it’s a Hollywood law that Quentin can no longer make a movie without Samuel L. Jackson, so of course he’s been approached about it. So have Brad Pitt (for a detective role) and Jennifer Lawrence. Deadline claims that Quentin has also met with Margot Robbie about playing Sharon Tate. The script is currently a mystery, but THR’s sources claim one story focuses on Sharon.
As for who else could be in this, that’s anyone’s guess. Charles Manson could be played by…an unshaven Jim Carrey? Roman Polanski could be played by…Christoph Waltz? Although I could totally see Roman Polanski attempt once again to return to the US by calling up Quentin and begging to play himself since he was married to Sharon at the time. The US would surely let him back in for filming, right? Uh huh, nice try, Roman.