Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate in Tarantino's Manson film
Mar 14 2018 by Francis Osborne
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt have already been announced to play television star Rick Dalton and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth, respectively. Stay tuned as more on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood becomes available. Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. DiCaprio's character just happens to live next door to actress Tate. On Tuesday, Deadlinereported that Robbie has been offered the role and is now in negotiations for it. Robbie is coming off of her own Oscar-nominated turn, for I, Tonya, her first nomination.
Over the past few months or so we've been drip-fed small nuggets of intel about the film, with Tarantino recently teasing us some key info about the plot - admitting at a brunch event in January that "it's not about Charles Manson, it's 1969".
With Robbie a near lock to join Pitt and DiCaprio, the next major bit of casting will be the actor selected to play controversial filmmaker Roman Polanski.
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Tarantino's previous films were released by Miramax and later The Weinstein Company.
As Deadline notes, the film will be similar to Tarantino's cult classic Pulp Fiction, as its set in 1969 Los Angeles, aka "the height of hippy Hollywood". Robbie's people now have an offer and negotiations have begun for her to join Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Tarantino's anticipated feature, which Sony Pictures has set for release worldwide on August 9, 2019.