Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Leonardo DiCaprio First Actor Officially Joining Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio First Actor Officially Joining Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

Quentin Tarantino has found his lead for his highly-anticipated Mansion Family movie: Leonardo DiCaprio. So it is with news Friday afternoon that DiCaprio has officially committed to star in Tarantino's next film, which has been set-up at Sony Pictures with a 2019 release date already scheduled.

Fans were delighted when DiCaprio finally won the world, considering the upset after he didn't win because of his role in Django Unchained as the racist slaveowner in the Antebellum South. However, based on the film's premise and Tarantino's involvement, it sounds like a potential awards season contender.

DiCaprio's role will be the first the actor has undertaken since his Oscar-winning performance in 2015's The Revenant. While the role is said to be "meaty", nearly no specific details have been released about the plot or the character. Both Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt have been linked to the project. It was widely reported that Tarantino had initially wanted DiCaprio to play Col. Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds. According to the trade's Justin Kroll, Al Pacino has also been offered a role in the ensemble, which was written expressly for him by Tarantino.

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It will be interesting to see how fast the rest of the cast now comes together, and to see what role DiCaprio has.

The actor is apparently in talks to star in the as-yet-unnamed project, which will be the director's ninth feature film.

All of Tarantino's past work has been distributed by The Weinstein Company and, well...nobody wants that guy's name stuck on the front of their movie these days, so Quentin has shopped the film around Hollywood. If the Academy takes a liking to his latest creation, then Tarantion may end up adding even more Oscars to his shelf.

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