Her name has been bounced around and rumored for a while now, but it seems as if it’s finally coming to life. Quentin Tarantino has been hard at work at his newly titled ninth film, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. Two weeks ago, after being rumored for a bit, it was revealed that Tarantino would be reuniting with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt for the leading roles in the picture. But as recent news has shown, the filmmaker shows no sign of slowing down, as another big name has joined the project.
As (finally) revealed by Deadline, Margot Robbie is officially “in talks” to join the Tarantino film that will center around the Manson Family murders of the late ’60s. Robbie, if signed (like she won’t be…), will play Sharon Tate, the then wife of acclaimed director Roman Polanski, who was murdered with four others in the summer of 1969. Robbie just came off an Oscar-nominated year thanks to Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, and will join two other legends in DiCaprio and Pitt. And if you remember, Robbie broke through playing opposite DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, now imagine them under the direction of a polar opposite director in Tarantino. Wow.
Hollywood during the summer of ’69 was no doubt a weird place, and Tarantino will no doubt make it just a bit weirder. Rather than deal with the characters straight on, for what we know anyway, the lead characters will be Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), a former TV star, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). How are they connected? Well, in Tarantino’s film, Dalton is a next door neighbor to a then very famous young woman, Sharon Tate.
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood has a set release date of August 9th, 2019. Are you a Tarantino lover? Do you hope he tells the story straight or give it his famous spin? Who else do you hope joins this already phenomenal cast? Sound off below!