Quentin Tarantino's New Movie Set to Release in August 2019

12/02/2017

Quentin Tarantino's ninth film as a director is now landed a release date.

 

The “Pulp Fiction” director’s latest will hit theaters on Aug. 9, 2019, Variety has learned. The date will mark the 50th anniversary of the murders of Sharon Tate and four other people in Los Angeles. Charles Manson directed his followers to kill the 26-year-old Tate, who was pregnant and married to director Roman Polanski, and the others at the home she was renting in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles. It was just announced that Sony won the bidding war to distribute the movie that was originally rumored to be about the Manson Family murders, but Tarantino has downplayed the rumors to say that the movie is about the year 1969. The director has told media outlets that it’s not a biopic, but is an ensemble film set during the tumultuous time period.

The film, whose working title is #9 (referencing Tarantino’s ninth feature film as director), will be set in Los Angeles and will likely shoot in the summer of 2018. Vanity Fair previously revealed the first plot details for the set-in-1969 movie from a source that has read the script:

“Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie 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.”

Tarantino is reportedly looking at several big actors to round out his cast, including Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie. “Harry Potter” franchise guru David Heyman is producing the picture.