Much has been speculated during the last months about the new film by Quentin Tarantino, which will be the ninth of his filmography and that, everything seemed to indicate, would be about the figure of Charles Manson. Now, the filmmaker has stepped out of the rumors and has clarified that his new project will focus on the year 1969, and not only in the profile of the famous murderer.
The director of Django Unchained and The Odious Eight explained in statements to IndieWire that his next film “is not Charles Manson, it’s 1969”. Thus, the version shared by media such as Deadline, which ensured that “calling this a Charles Manson movie would be like calling Damned Bastards a film about Hitler, when the dictator only appears in one or two scenes, becomes strong .”
Now we just have to wait to know what specific plots the filmmaker from Knoxville will tackle. As for the cast, it was speculated that Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio would play the leading role. However, once it is known that the figure of Charles Manson will be rather secondary, the pools have reopened wide.
Samuel L. Jackson, a regular in his productions, or the actress who gives life to Harley Quinn in the Warner / DC universe, Margot Robbie, are some of the illustrious names that have also sounded to play a role in this film, which presumably will begin its filming in mid-2018.
For this, the film will need to find a new distributor. And it is that Quentin Tarantino decided to break relations with The Weinstein Company, the company to which he had been linked in his latest projects, after accusations of sexual aggression against his president Harvey Weinstein. Recently, Tarantino confessed that he knew about Weinstein’s abuses and assured that “he should have done more”.