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Quentin Tarantino working on Manson murders film

Quentin Tarantino, writer and director of Death Proof

Story by Jack Foley

QUENTIN Tarantino is reportedly developing a film about the Manson family murders.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director intends to write and direct the as-yet untitled film, which will examine the notorious killings of five people by followers of Charles Manson in 1969.

Pregnant actor Sharon Tate – wife of director Roman Polanski – was among those killed.

Manson, whose group were also responsible for a number of other killings during the 60s, eventually received life imprisonment along with four of his followers.

It is not yet clear how Tarantino intends to tackle the story but Deadline reports that Margot Robbie has been approached to play Tate, while The Hollywood Reporter suggests that Jennifer Lawrence is also being courted for a part.

Brad Pitt, who worked with Tarantino on Inglourious Basterds, and Samuel L Jackson, a Tarantino regular, are also being linked with roles in the film.

Shooting will reportedly begin next year.

The Manson Family murders became global news and were eventually viewed as symbolic of the disorder and violence of the late ’60s, as well as the demise of the hippie movement.

This will not be the first time that the Mansons have been the subject of films or TV series. On the small screen, David Duchovny recently starred in the series Aquarius, which tackled the subject.

Tarantino’s last film was the violent western The Hateful Eight, which starred Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Samuel L Jackson.

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