With most of The Weinstein Company’s upcoming films now being shopped around to other distributors, one of the highest profile projects in that group is Quentin Tarantino’s next movie. Word on the street is that just about every major studio outside of Disney is chasing the project which has just added David Heyman (Harry Potter) as a producer. The movie was originally said to revolve around the Manson Family murders but now we are hearing that it will weave in other significant events from 1969 as well. What’s more, the project’s A-list cast continues to grow with the potential addition of Tom Cruise. Hit the jump for more info.
According to Deadline, Tom Cruise has been added to the list of actors that Tarantino has met with for one of two lead male roles in his next movie. Other actors previously mentioned include Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, although it is unclear if they are all competing for the same role. Margot Robbie is still being pursued to play actress and Manson victim Sharon Tate.
Obviously Quentin Tarantino has worked with both Pitt and DiCaprio before but he has never worked with Cruise and it could be an intriguing collaboration. Tarantino is known for helping to revitalize careers and while Cruise isn’t necessarily in need of that, it could help people see him as something other than an action star again. Either way, we are expecting to find out where the movie will land within the next week or so. Would you like to see Tarantino team up with Tom Cruise for his next movie?