Things seem to be falling into place for Quentin Tarantino's 9th movie as stars, studios, and producers all circle the script in an attempt to snap up its deliciously gory morsels. Of course, we know it hasn't all been plain sailing for Tarantino's latest offering following his very public split from Harvey Weinstein's Miramax.
The director was a long time friend of Weinstein who would often refer to his production company as 'The house that Tarantino built' due to the success of his films for the company early on. Following the highly publicized sexual abuse accusations against Weinstein, Tarantino has left the company that has housed and nurtured his unique talents admitting that he should have acted more on what he had heard and known about Harvey.
Now, Tarantino is having to shop the script around for his latest film which he was worried would be too violent and sensitive a subject for other studios to touch but given his success it would seem that all of the major studious (outside of Disney who don't make R-Rated movies) have taken an interest and stars are also keen to be a part of the latest project.
Set in the 70s, it is rumored that Tarantino has written a screen adaptation of the real-life events of the infamous Charles Manson family murders which, obviously caused some controversy, but Tarantino has never been one to shy away from a little bit of outrage. He has also started courting some seriously big-name stars for his film and has jumped right in at the deep in.
Keen to get hold of Australian superstar Margot Robbie to play Murder Victim Sharon Tate, with Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence also up for consideration, it is now rumored that Leonardo DiCaprio is also in talks to play an unnamed character in the film, whether this will be the infamous cult leader or not is yet to be seen.
Since Leo has previously collaborated with Tarantino on Django Unchained where he played slave trader Calvin Candie, he is no stranger to the work of the director or playing a controversial character. He has also worked with Margot Robbie on The Wolf of Wall Street and could be vital in getting her to take on a role in the film.
Other previous collaborators on Tarantino's wish list include Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in almost every one of Quentin's films, and Brad Pitt who he worked with on Inglorious Basterds. If Tarantino could assemble such a formidable cast, it certainly would be an interesting piece of work to watch unfold.
Little is known about the plot or what Tarantino but it is rumored to have a similar tone to Pulp Fiction whilst the historical accuracy of the film may be shaken up by the director like when he killed off Adolf Hitler in his WWII film Inglorious Basterds rather than sticking to historical fact.
So are you excited about this possible movie or do you feel it is in bad taste? A fan of the filmmaker or has he gone too far this time? Let us know in the comments below.