Tate, hailed at the time as one of Hollywood's most promising up and coming stars, was brutally murdered while eight and a half months pregnant, at her own home in 1968 by members of the Manson family. It's unclear who Pitt might play, though Manson is an obvious pick.
Tarantino regulars Harvey and Bob Weinstein are reportedly on board for the project, but sources claim Jennifer Lawrence isn't considering the role of Tate. The last film they made together was 2015's The Hateful Eight, in which Jackson played the lead for the first time after decades of scene-stealing supporting roles in Tarantino's previous films.
The 54-year-old director recently met with the Australian star - who bears a striking resemblance to the slain actress - to discuss the role, according to Deadline.
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Over the course of several hours on the night of August 8, the four followers, using guns and knives, brutally killed Tate, who was eight months pregnant, and four other occupants.
In 1971, Manson and several of his followers were sentenced to life in prison in 1971 for multiple murders. The principal photography of the movie is expected to start in summer 2018.
Quentin Tarantino's next film will be based on the Manson family, the notorious quasi-commune which was responsible for the brutal killings of actor Sharon Tate (Roman Polanski's wife), and an assassination attempt at President Gerald Ford, during 1960s.
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Charles Manson and his family committed a killing spree across California in 1969 that ended in the frightful murder of five people at the home of director Roman Polanski.
That's dark, even for Tarantino, whose characters tend to be criminals and vigilantes with morals-rarely cold-blooded murderers. However, this latest project may indicate a new direction, as he plans to retell the events of the Mason murders - which THR says would be his first movie based on a true event.
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