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Margot Robbie in talks to play Sharon Tate in new Tarantino film

Margot Robbie in talks to play Sharon Tate in new Tarantino film

It seems like Quentin Tarantino & Co. are given them a run for their money, with sort of their cool kids version of an Oscar-winning, star-studded assemble, as Deadline exclusively broke yesterday that Margot Robbie joins Tarantino in his upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, about the Manson murders.

Rumours that Robbie will star in Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood have been swirling for a while, with new reports she has been offered the role. The lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a former Western TV star and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).

While Tarantino's most recent statement mentions Sharon Tate as a player in the movie, Tarantino previously said that the film would not center on Charles Manson, but on the year 1969.

"I'm very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don't exist anymore".

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Tarantino's film is set in 1969 L.A., and it deals with the Tate murder in a killing spree orchestrated by cult leader Charles Manson, who won't be played by either Pitt or DiCaprio. "And I couldn't be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff".

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.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be released on 9 August next year, marking exactly 50 years since Tate's death.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be Tarantino's first movie for Sony Pictures since the end of his relationship with The Weinstein Company in 2017.