Quentin Tarantino's next film will be about Manson family murders; Margot Robbie to play key role?

Quentin Tarantino's ninth film is going to to be about the Manson family murders.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Kill Bill director will write and direct a film about the notorious killings of five people including pregnant actor Sharon Tate – wife of director Roman Polanski – carried out by Charles Manson and his followers, collectively called the 'Manson Family' in 1969.

Polish film director Roman Polanski and American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) at their wedding. She was subsequently murdered by members of Charles Manson's pseudo-religious sect The Family. (Getty Images)

Polish film director Roman Polanski and American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) at their wedding. She was subsequently murdered by members of Charles Manson's pseudo-religious sect The Family. (Getty Images)

Manson and his followers claimed that they had deciphered an apocalyptic message from the Beatles song 'Heatler Skelter', which to him signified violence between races.

Charles Man under arrest. Image via Flickr/CC

Charles Man under arrest. Image via Flickr/CC

Manson and four followers later received life imprisonment, and his group was also responsible for a number of other killings during the 1960s.

While we don't know the details of the plot or an official confirmation from Tarantino himself, Deadline has reported that Margot Robbie has been approached to play Sharon Tate, while The Hollywood Reporter suggests it is Jennifer Lawrence. Brad Pitt and Samuel L Jackson are also being linked with roles in the film, which will begin shooting next year.

This will be Tarantino's second last film and if this is indeed the film he is working on, then it will be unique because this is Tarantino's first film based on real life events. It is expected to go on floors in 2018.

Countless films have been made on Charles Manson, from starting from Manson in 1973 to Six Degrees of Helter Skelter. This has made him a bit of a celebrity, and that is why people have been not very happy with Tarantino's choice.


Published Date: Jul 12, 2017 03:46 pm | Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 03:47 pm