New Tarantino Film Will Be About 60's Manson Murders

New Tarantino Film Will Be About 60's Manson Murders

This could be scary good.

This could be scary good.

Text: Megan Kasselberg

Quentin Tarantino just announced his latest project, a film on the late 1960's Manson "Family" crimes and the murder of actress Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski. The project will be written and directed by Tarantino, and if it finds backing, it will be his first film directly based around historic events.

It seems the movie will focus on the brutal deaths that took place on August 9, 1969. After Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson introduced Manson, an unsuccessful musician, to producer Terry Melcher, the cult-leader brought four followers to what he believed to be the home of Melcher, which was being rented by Polanski and Tate. At her death, Tate was 8 months pregnant. The Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969 have been studied by psychologists for years.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein are likely involved in the project, after executive producing nearly all of Tarantino's films. Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, and other A-list talent are being tapped for the upcoming film, but nothing has been confirmed. Known for his unpredictable, violent graphics, we cannot wait to see Tarantino bring 60's California hippie-culture and Charles Manson's mania to the big screen.

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