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Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In Quentin Tarantino's New Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In Quentin Tarantino's New Movie

The last time Leonardo and the two-time Oscar victor collaborated was in 2012 on Tarantino's critically-acclaimed western, which amassed $425.4M at the worldwide box office.

According to Deadline, the Manson movie will be an ensemble movie (Tarantino's specialty) similar to his hit film Pulp Fiction. Sony picked up the project after a bidding war and has set a release date for August 9, 2019, which will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the murders. However, based on the film's premise and Tarantino's involvement, it sounds like a potential awards season contender. Margot Robbie has been approached to play the ill-fated actress, though Tarantino claims the movie won't really be about Manson.

'If anyone tried to duplicate what [Quentin] does I think they would be sued for copyright infringement, ' DiCaprio - who almost played Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds - told EW back in 2012.

Deadlinehas also suggested that Tarantino's made offers to Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt for parts, and that he has written a character with old fave Samuel L. Jackson in mind. Before we get our hopes up for their participation, there has yet been no official confirmation of their involvement and we've no idea what roles they could potentially play.

Another conflict of interest with Tarantino is that he did most of his work through now defunct producer Harvey Weinstein's company.

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DiCaprio and Tarantino last collaborated in 2012 on "Django Unchained".

DiCaprio's role will be the first the actor has undertaken since his Oscar-winning performance in 2015's The Revenant. Since his Oscar win, the celebrated Titanic actor has been linked to a few projects, including a Theodore Roosevelt biopic, as well as an adaptation of the novel The Black Hand.

David Heyman from Harry Potter-fame will produce the film as well as Tarantino himself, Georgia Kacandes, and Shannon McIntosh.

DiCaprio has been reportedly been cast as an aging actor in Tarantino's new film. Cruise, Robbie, and DiCaprio aren't the only big names linked to Tarantino's new film, either.