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Leonardo DiCaprio officially boards Quentin Tarantino's Charles Manson movie

Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond

Story by Jack Foley

LEONARDO DiCaprio has officially signed up for Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson movie.

The Oscar-winning actor will reunite with Tarantino for the first time since their collaboration on Django Unchained.

He will play an aging, out-of-work actor in the film.

Margot Robbie is still being eyed for the role of Sharon Tate.

The Tarantino venture will mark DiCaprio’s first film since winning the Oscar in 2016 for his performance in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant.

According to various sources, the film won’t focus on Manson per se, but will be set against the backdrop of the Manson Murders in 1969, in a Pulp Fiction-style tale. Casting has yet to be completed but Tarantino is reportedly aiming to have the film out in August 2019 – and will be rolling the cameras sometime this year.

The writer-director has also recently been involved in developing a new Star Trek film for Paramount, but the Manson project will represent his official ninth movie. It will also be his first picture that he’ll be releasing without the Weinstein Company.