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Bidding war on Tarantino's next film heats up as David Heyman climbs aboard

Mmm, everyone loves a good bidding war, especially when it's for a brand-new Tarantino film joint. In fact, according to Deadline, every studio in the known universe (except for Disney, of course) are interested in distributing the Vaudeville-villain-lookalike director's forthcoming feature that's set to take place in Los Angeles during the late '60s and '70s.

For the moment, Tarantino is hoping that Margot Robbie will sign on to step into the role of Sharon Tate for the project, but that's not all. Recently, Tom Cruise has been added to the shortlist of actors being eyed for one of two available leading male roles in the film. As it happens, Cruise would be joining both Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in that list, though not a single one of them has been assigned to the film just yet. Of the several studios that are looking to sink their fangs into this one, Fox has reportedly been the least aggressive, while "several equity financiers" are ravenous to be a part of the film's release. According to Deadline, we'll have our winner of the bidding war by this Thanksgiving.

As I'm sure you're aware, Tarantino has made every one of his films for Miramax and The Weinstein Company, a now tainted label due to the allegations made against Harvey Weinstein over the past several weeks. Producing Tarantino's ninth film will be Harry Potter's own David Heyman, who will arrange for the Los Angeles production to begin in mid 2018 for a 2019 release. The film, like the rest of Quentin's theatrical efforts, will be Rated R

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