Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio has said yes to a starring role in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, which sees the first time the two have teamed up since 2012’s Django Unchained. The deal is expected to close soon, and will mark DiCaprio’s first film since his Oscar win for The Revenant.
DiCaprio will play an aging actor in this story, which is being kept under wraps, but is said to be a Pulp Fiction-esque movie set in 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders.
Tarantino has already approached Margot Robbie for the role of Sharon Tate, and Deadline has reported that Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt have been looking at the project alongside DiCaprio for what are known to be two meaty roles.
The film is being produced at Sony by Harry Potter’s David Heyman, Tarantino and Sharon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes acting as executive producer and line producer.
Set for release on August 9th, 2019, the date coincides with the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate’s murder at the hands of the Manson family.