Red Alert: New Tarantino Film
Article by Aaron Haughton
This just in! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino is finalizing a script, which he'll also direct, concerning the Manson Family murders. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who produced all of Tarantino's previous films, are, of course, attached to the project.
Sources state that A-listers Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawerence are being approached for the project, which is set to have the final script sent to studios by Labor Day and commence shooting next summer; although, neither has confirmed involvement at this point in time. Very little is known about the script, but one of the stories is rumored to center around Sharon Tate, actress and wife of director Roman Polanski, who was slain, along with four other guests, by a group of Manson's followers. She was eight months pregnant at the time of the event.
My guess is that Lawerence would be considered for the role of Tate, while Pitt may be approached for Bobby Beausoleil, one of Manson goons. I'd like to personally see Michael Shannon as the role of Manson -- he's got the aesthetic and the eyes already, plus he's fucking amazing. No matter the casting, this marks a first for Tarantino, who has never written or directed a film surrounding a true story.
Honestly, I feel like it's very unlike Tarantino and a bit beneath him to do this, especially when he's said time and time again that he'll only ever direct 10 feature films -- the yet-to-be-titled Manson Family project would mark the 9th notch on the 'ole belt. There have been countless films made about these very same events over the years, so I'm curious to know what it is that compelled Tarantino to pursue this endeavor, but there's little doubt that it'll be epic and possibly the end-all-be-all of Manson films.
One thing is for sure, Mason certainly has the colorfully quotable palette that someone like Tarantino can work with. Just look at how Manson eloquently describes Ted Bundy below:
What do you think? Are you excited about Tarantino's new project? We want to know. Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and, as always, remember to viddy well!