It was announced this past summer that Tarantino's penultimate cinematic project would revolve around the Manson Family murders in 1969. However, Tarantino now says that this upcoming movie will not be specifically focused on the Manson-led carnage, but will instead be about the year 1969 as a whole. As Tarantino recently put it:
"It's not Charles Manson, it's 1969."
The only casting information that's emerged so far about Quentin Tarantino's next movie concerns the Manson Family elements that were previously reported on, specifically the murder of Sharon Tate. Margot Robbie has reportedly been cast as Tate, while Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio were up for supporting roles as well. Jared Leto also admitted last month that he was approached to play Charles Manson, although it's unclear if this was for Tarantino's movie, and even then, we still don't know if he's attached. This project will be the fourth Tarantino period piece production, following behind Inglorious Basterds (World War II), Django Unchained (1858) and The Hateful Eight (several years after the Civil War).