Quentin Tarantino is attempting to achieve Hitchcockian status. Hinting that he’ll retire once he’s done 10 movies, the director is seeking to go out on top. But before that actually happens, he’s (supposedly) readying his next feature film. Per THR:
Quentin Tarantino is quietly starting to put together his latest project, and is talking to A-list actors for what is promising to be a unique take on the Manson Family murders.
The project, whose title is unknown, was written by Tarantino, who would also direct. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who have produced and executive produced the previous Tarantino films, are involved, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
WME is said to be in the early stages of shopping the project to studios to co-finance and co-distribute the venture. The move apes the way Tarantino and the Weinsteins made the filmmaker’s 2009 movie Inglourious Basterds, which had Universal Studios as a financial and distributing partner.
Sounds amazing, right? Apparently, this thing could involve Margot Robbie as well. Per Deadline:
Word has gotten out that Quentin Tarantino’s next film will be a drama revolving around the Manson Family murders. Deadline has heard that Tarantino met with Margot Robbie to potentially play Sharon Tate, the actress wife of director Roman Polanski who was slain in 1969 in a brutal murder whose savagery shocked the country.
It’s been assumed that we’ll also see long-time Tarantino stalwart Samuel L. Jackson, and quite possibly Brad Pitt. The auteur may have something entirely different up his sleeve, so it’ll be interesting to see the finished product.