Here are more specifics about DiCaprio's character in Tarantino's new film

Last week we let you guys know that Leonardo DiCaprio had signed on to the new Quentin Tarantino movie about (or totally not about) Charles Manson.

In that post we let you know that DiCaprio will be playing "an aging actor in the story that is being kept under wraps but is a Pulp Fiction-esque movie set in the 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders," and today we have further info on DiCaprio's role and his character via Deadline. 

Mike Fleming Jr. on DiCaprio's role:

What he plays, more specifically, is an actor who had his own Western show, Bounty Law, that ran on the air from 1958 to 1963. His attempt to transition to movies didn’t work out and in 1969 — the film is set at the height of hippy Hollywood movement– he’s guesting on other people’s shows while contemplating going to Italy which has become a hotbed for low-budget Westerns.

He then goes on to say:

The movie ... will now get busy with casting (Margot Robbie was asked to play Sharon Tate, as I’ve reported, but there isn’t a deal yet). I’d keep an eye on Tom Cruise, who might well surface as the other big male superstar in Tarantino’s film.

How excited are you to possibly see Margot Robbie, DiCaprio, Al Pacino, and Tom Cruise in Tarantino's new flick? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Plot rundown via Vanity Fair:

Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story. 

The film is being produced by Harry Potter’s David Heyman, Tarantino, and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes exec producer and line producer. Production begins this year!

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Source: Deadline



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