Leonardo DiCaprio Signs On For New Quentin Tarantino Film on Charles Manson

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'If anyone tried to duplicate what [Quentin] does I think they would be sued for copyright infringement, ' DiCaprio - who almost played Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds - told EW back in 2012. However, based on the film's premise and Tarantino's involvement, it sounds like a potential awards season contender.

The upcoming film, Tarantino's ninth, is set to release on August 9, 2019, Deadline reported Friday, exactly 50 years after members of the Manson Family cult murdered actress Sharon Tate and four other guests at her house. But at least we know Tarantino seems keen to work with people's he's already worked with on it. A deal has not been finalized just yet, but that is expected to change in the foreseeable future. The film may not have a title yet, but its release date is significant as it falls on the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate by the Mason family. Margot Robbie has been approached to play the ill-fated actress, though Tarantino claims the movie won't really be about Manson.

DiCaprio's kept fairly quiet since taking home the Oscar for Best Actor with The Revenant in 2015, and while he did promote his documentary Before the Flood, it will be interesting to see if this untitled film will mark the actor's first movie in four years or if the gangster film The Black Hand, which has DiCaprio set to star, will be his new picture. Find more details on DiCaprio joining the Tarantino Manson Family movie cast below.

According to Deadline, the Manson movie will be an ensemble movie (Tarantino's specialty) similar to his hit film Pulp Fiction.

US Blocks Sale of MoneyGram to Ant Financial
The Chinese behemoth was forced to raise its initial offer for MoneyGram back in April after Euronet stepped into the fray. While China dealmakers acknowledged the signal sent by Ant's MoneyGram failure, most viewed it as a one-off situation.

Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise have also been rumoured to be attached to the project, which is apparently set to involve two main male roles.

It will be interesting to see how the movie shakes out, once it has fully come together.

Whatever #9 is about, and whatever role Leo plays in it, it's looking as if Tarantino's new effort is set to blow our minds.

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