In the rush to report the news that Leonardo DiCaprio was reteaming with Quentin Tarantino for the director’s next film, trade sites were furiously updating their stories after the fact. So, another intriguing nugget about the brewing project got overlooked as it was added later on.
According to Variety, Tarantino is eyeballing Al Pacino for a possible role in his Manson era movie. The story will be set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, and center on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. Meanwhile, the horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers shadows the main narrative.
There’s no word yet on what role Pacino might take, but Margot Robbie is expected to play Sharon Tate, with Tom Cruise also in the mix to join the picture as well. The film needs to make $375 million worldwide to break even, hence all the A-list names being tossed around, but we’re certainly excited at the prospect of Pacino chewing on some Tarantino dialogue. Especially given the dismal state of affairs of the actor’s last few pictures (“Misconduct,” “The Pirates Of Somalia,” “Hangman“). Could 2019 see Pacino in movies by Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”) and Quentin Tarantino? That would be something else.
Quentin Tarantino’s film will hit cinemas on August 9, 2019.