Tracking Board – For the first time ever, Quentin Tarantino is planning to dramatize true events in a movie, as sources tell the Tracking Board that his next picture will tackle Charles Manson and the murder of actress Sharon Tate.
Tarantino is courting A-list talent for the ensemble cast, including his Inglourious Basterds star Brad Pitt for the role of the detective investigating the crime, and both Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence for the role of Tate. Samuel L. Jackson, the director’s lucky charm, is also expected to play a part in the period film. The director is also said to be eager to re-team with his Django Unchained star Leonardo DiCaprio, though it’s unclear whether he’s being eyed to play the detective role or Manson himself.
The wife of director Roman Polanski, Tate was eight months pregnant when she was brutally murdered by a group of Manson followers who the cult leader had sent to the home, hoping to exact revenge on a music producer who had rejected him.
There’s no distributor attached to the Manson project at the moment, but given Tarantino’s undying loyalty to Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, the sibling producers will likely be involved in some capacity. The Weinsteins previously teamed with Universal on Inglourious Basterds and Sony on Django Unchained.
With WME expected to shop the package to studios before Labor Day, Tarantino has been busy putting the finishing touches on the script. Hollywood has told this story several times, but Tarantino is no doubt putting his own spin on the Manson family and its killing spree. The Oscar-winning filmmaker has repeatedly said he intends to retire after his 10th film, and the Manson movie is shaping up to be his ninth.
As far as casting goes, timing is everything in Hollywood, and Pitt, Robbie and Lawrence are three of the most in-demand actors working today. Tarantino will have to wait until next year to start production, as Pitt will soon begin filming James Gray’s Ad Astra before he re-teams with David Fincher on World War Z 2. Meanwhile, Robbie is busy with her DCEU commitments between Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens, while Lawrence has Adam McKay’s Bad Blood and several other in-development projects on the horizon.
We’ll track this project as closely as we can, so stay tuned. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.
Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted on July 7th leaving Crossroads restaurant in West Hollywood. He was alone at the moment he was photographed and you can check the HQs below:
Candids > 2017 > 07.07 – Leaving Crossroads restaurant in West Hollywood
Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted on July 4 at a 4th of July party in Malibu alongside his friends and his father. Check the pictures out below:
Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted twice at the same day in Malibu: he was at a house party and out with friends. He was there for a 4th of July party. Check the pictures out:
E! News – Anything Leo can do, Kate can do better…
Kate Winslet caught up with E! News over the weekend and dished about her chilling new role in The Mountain Between Us, starring opposite Idris Elba In the interview, the actress also discussed whether or not it was harder to film this movie than her role in Titanic and if she plans on working with her pal Leonardo DiCaprio again.
In the new film, Idris and Kate play strangers who survive a deadly plane crash on a snow-covered mountain and must forge a bond in order to survive the elements. Sounds like a rough time, and it turns out it was…
“This was much harder than Titanic because we really were at 10,000 feet and it really was -38 degrees Celsius [-36 degrees Fahrenheit].”
When asked if the filming the did movie remind her in some ways of her career-making role, the 41-year-old said, “I definitely had Titanic flashbacks. How could I not? Freezing cold. Me falling into that cold water.”
She added, “It was definitely reminiscent of certain other rather challenging, strenuous experiences I had 20 years ago.
In the interview she also admitted she talked to her pal Leo, who won an Oscar for his turn as frontiersman Hugh Glass in The Revenant, to get some tips about acting in the cold.
“[Leonardo and I] did speak before filming and he did sort of say to me, ‘Oh my god, you are crazy. It’s going to be freezing cold. Do you honestly know what you are sending yourself up for?'”
Kate laughed and said she kept her friend in the loop while on set. “I would send him little photos of me saying, ‘Thinking of you,’ as I am lying in the freezing snow covered ice and he would just send back slightly worried emojis,” said the star.
As for whether or not she compares her challenging work in The Mountain Between Us to his, Kate said: “How could I ever compare anything to what he did in The Revenant?…He did climb proper naked inside a horse carcass and I didn’t do anything like that!”
The steadfast friend said, “I have to hand it to him, but I always have to hand it to him because he’s my friend.”
As for whether the lifelong besties are going to meet up again any time soon, Kate said not right now but that she wouldn’t rule anything out.
“At the moment, no. There’s nothing that Leo and I have planned. But as always I would love to work with him again one day but who knows? It might not happen until we’re 70.”
That would certainly be a movie worth seeing!