Leonardo DiCaprio Officially Cast in New Quentin Tarantino Movie

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Well, the rumors were true: according to Deadline, Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star in Quentin Tarantino's as-yet-untitled ninth film, a period piece set against the backdrop of the Manson Family murders in the late '60s.

The film is set to release on August 9, 2019.

The upcoming film, Tarantino's ninth, is set to release on August 9, 2019, Deadline reported Friday, exactly 50 years after members of the Manson Family cult murdered actress Sharon Tate and four other guests at her house. DiCaprio has previously starring in Tarantino's 2012 hit DJANGO UNCHAINED. While it's become popular for us in the media to label it as a Manson Family picture, Tarantino himself has said, "It's not Charles Manson, it's 1969", and the Mansons are rumored to be just one element of a larger ensemble picture.

The film is set in Los Angeles in 1969 and reportedly focuses on a male television actor who is looking to break big in Hollywood along with his sidekick stunt double.

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'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. The Oscar-winning actor has said yes to joining Tarantino's secretive ninth movie and the deal is expected to close very soon.

DiCaprio would join a would-be star-studded cast, as Tarantino has already been talking to Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, and Brad Pitt. The untitled film will mark DiCaprio's second collaboration with the director (the first was Django Unchained) and the actor's first appearance in a movie since The Revenant in 2015, for which he won his first Oscar.

Tarantino and DiCaprio are partnering up once again.

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