Quentin Tarantino is turning to real-life for movie inspiration, with sources telling Variety that his next film will be about the infamous Manson family murders of 1969.
Tarantino will direct the film, which he has already written, and has met with “Suicide Squad” star Margot Robbie to play the role of Sharon Tate, Deadline Hollywood reports. Tate, an actress and pregnant wife of Roman Polanski, was the most famous murder victim of the Manson family.
Deadline also reports that Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence are also being considered for the project. Jackson is nearly a foregone conclusion as he has appeared in nearly every Tarantino film since “Pulp Fiction.” No actors have yet read for a part though, according to Variety.
It is unknown if the film will center on the Manson murders, or it they will be a backdrop for an original story or stories. This will be the writer-director’s ninth feature film.