Bidding Heats Up for Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie

The project is set in the late 60s and early 70s Los Angeles.

November 16, 2017 10:00 am
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Quentin Tarantino arrives for Sundance NEXT FEST Opening Night Honoring Quentin Tarantino at The Theater at The Ace Hotel on August 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

Bidders are all trying to out-do each other for the distribution rights to Quentin Tarantino’s new project and now David Heyman has joined on as producer. The project is set in Los Angeles in the late 60s and early 70s, and Tarantino is hoping that Margot Robbie will play the role of Sharon Tate. According to Deadlineevery major studio except Disney is chasing it.

Tom Cruise is also now on the short list of men Tarantino has spoken to about playing one of the two lead male roles. He joins Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in the small circle. However, it is unclear if any of the three men will be in the movie. Heyman, who produced Harry Potter, will be the main producer of the film during his first collaboration with Tarantino, reports Deadline. Shannon McIntosh will also produce, and Georgia Kacandes will be executive producer and line producer.

Sony, Fox, and Universal are all vying for the domestic deal. Pure equity financiers are also looking to get a piece of the movie, writes Deadline. Tarantino has made every movie in his directing career for Miramax and The Weinstein Company. He had planned to make this movie with TWC but changed his plans after three decades of sexual assault, harassment, and rape allegations were made against Harvey Weinstein, who was fired from his company after the allegations were revealed.

Deadline reports that the film is about Charles Manson and the murder spree he orchestrated, though supposedly it focuses less on Manson and more on other leading characters. It will begin production in mid-2018 for a 2019 release and will be rated R.

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