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Quentin Tarantino’s new Charles Manson-themed project has set a release date.
Sony Pictures, which won the rights to the filmmaker’s untitled ninth movie in mid-November, has slotted an Aug. 9, 2019, berth for the movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
But it’s not just any release. That date also marks the 50th anniversary of the murders of Sharon Tate and her friends by the followers of Manson. The cult leader instructed the killings.
August 2019 has a rather open calendar at this stage. Warner Bros. and Universal have placeholders for the beginning and middle of the month, but Aug. 9 has Disney’s adaptation of Artemis Fowl on the schedule.
Tarantino’s movie is described as a 1969-set ensemble piece that in some way involves Manson and the murder of Tate. Sony’s pickup came with no actors attached, but overtures have been made to such A-listers as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.
The pic will be the first Tarantino movie whose release does not involve disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Manson died of natural causes Nov. 19 at the age of 83. He had been serving multiple life sentences in Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, California, since being convicted of conspiracy in 1971 to commit several murders. Manson died at a Kern County hospital, according to the California Department of Corrections.
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