DiCaprio’s will play 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.
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, and is set with an $18 million California production tax credit.
The as-yet-untitled drama will see Tarantino breaking away from his longstanding relationship with Harvey Weinstein. Sony has picked up the project after a heated bidding war.
“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard,” Tarantino said on Weinstein. “If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”
The release date has been set for 9 August 2019 – the 50th anniversary of Tate’s death at the hands of members of the Manson family.