Rumors have been flying for ages about Quentin Tarantino's next film -- his ninth and possible next-to-last. The movie is rumored to be either specifically about Charles Manson and the murder of Sharon Tate, or as Tarantino stated in an interview, about the year of the murder. "It's not Charles Manson, it's 1969," Tarantino said at a recent Academy screening.
But one thing about the film is certain: its release date of August 9, 2019: the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate's murder at the hands of Charles Manson's Family. Jennifer Lawrence had been rumored to play Tate, but according to the late actress' sister Debra Tate, Lawrence isn't pretty enough to play Sharon. Sick burn, Debra.
IndieWire suggests that I, Tonya star Margot Robbie will instead play Tate. Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, and Leonardo DiCaprio are also rumored to star.
While celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of America's most famous crimes with a big budget blockbuster is not necessarily the most tasteful idea ever, it's not surprising. Honestly what's more shocking is that it's taken this long.