Margot Robbie’s name has been circulating for Quentin Tarantino’s new film for a while, but now it seems that the actress is officially in talks for a main role.

The director’s ninth film, tentatively entitled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, takes place in 1969 and features a fictional version of Sharon Tate – the former model who was nine months pregnant with husband Roman Polanski’s baby when she was brutally murdered by Charles Manson’s followers in her own home.

Robbie has been at the top of Tarantino’s list for the role since the project began, and it seems as though the director may actually get his wish, as Deadline has reported that Robbie has formally entered negotiations to star in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Sony and Tarantino recently announced the official logline and title for the film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, the former star of a hit western series, and Brad Pitt as Dalton’s long-time stunt double, Clint Booth. The story follows the pair trying to make a name in a Hollywood that they no longer recognise.

Though the film isn’t actually about the Manson murders, it does feature in the story, as Sharon Tate happens to be Dalton’s next-door neighbour.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set for release on August 9th, 2019 – the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate’s murder.

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