Despite all of the recent news surrounding his possible Star Trek movie, Quentin Tarantino is putting his focus back on his next movie, an as-of-yet untitled drama about the summer of 1969 and the Manson Family Murders. Sony picked up the distribution rights a couple of months ago in the scramble to relocate from The Weinstein Company and now they are looking to finalize casting. Although we continue to hear rumours about Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and even Tom Cruise, it looks like the first actor to officially sign on will be Leonardo DiCaprio, who previously played villain Calvin Candie in Django Unchained. Hit the jump for the full scoop.
According to Deadline, Leonardo DiCaprio is now finalizing a deal to star in Quentin Tarantino’s next film, still currently being referred to as #9 because it is his ninth film. This will be DiCaprio’s first role since his Oscar-winning performance in Alejandro Inarritu’s The Revenant and it will find him playing a fictional aging TV actor who is trying to break into film. Margot Robbie is still being courted to play Sharon Tate.
Variety is also reporting that Tarantino is interested in Al Pacino for a role in the film as well, although it is unclear what that role might be. He is currently in production on Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, but he does not seem to have much else lined up after that so he could potentially be available. Would you like to see Al Pacino work with Quentin Tarantino? Are you excited to see him reunite with Leonardo DiCaprio?