Quentin Tarantino Finally Reveals Charles Manson Actor In New Film

Celebs August 30, 2018 By Hugo

Quentin Tarantino's latest project about the Manson murders has finally cast an actor to play the infamous serial killer.

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Aussie actor Damon Herriman, whose previous acting credits have seen him star in movies such as House of Wax and Secret City, will play the late Charles Mason in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside an esteemed cast that already includes Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Al Pacino, Kurt Russel, and Dakota Fanning will also star in the much-anticipated movie, which will revolve around has-been TV actor Rick Dalton (played by DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt), as they attempt to break into the film industry the same year the Manson Family murders occurred in 1969. 

Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate, the deceased wife of Roman Polanski, who was murdered by the Manson Family while pregnant.

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood will be the ninth film of the idiosyncratic director's career and his first in four years. In an exclusive interview with Deadline earlier this year, the esteemed artist said, "I've been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old.

"I'm very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don't exist anymore. And I couldn't be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt as Rick and Cliff."

Filming is currently taking place in and around the Los Angeles area, with various leaked shots showing Pitt and DiCaprio sporting some pretty groovy 60s gear.

Speaking about the movie in front of a packed audience to promote the movie, DiCaprio accompanied the director to the stage and expressed his delight at starring in a film that chronicles the industry of Hollywood as well as his home city: "I think [Tarantino] transports us into a different era. I'm a huge fan of Singing in the Rain, movies about Hollywood and the backstory and how it all works.

"Having read the script already, it's one of the most amazing screenplays he's ever written and that's saying a lot, because he's done masterwork in film."


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