Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie Sets Release on 50TH Anniversary of Tate Murders


Quentin Tarantino’s new Charles Manson-themed project has nabbed a release date. Sony Pictures, which won the rights to the filmmaker’s untitled ninth movie in mid-November has slotted an Aug. 9, 2019 berth for the movie.


The actual release date also marks the 50th anniversary of the murders of Sharon Tate and her friends by the followers of Manson. Manson was the cult leader instructed the killings and died Nov. 17 while serving a life sentence.


August 2019 has a rather open calendar at this stage. Warner Bros. and Universal have placeholders for the beginning and middle of the month, but Aug. 9 has Disney’s adaptation of Artemis Fowl on the schedule.

Tarantino’s movie is described as a 1969-set ensemble piece that in some way involves Manson and the murder of Tate. Sony’s pickup came with no actors attached, but overtures have been made to such A-listers as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.


The movie will be the first Tarantino film whose release does not involve Harvey Weinstein, the executive disgraced by allegations of rape and sexual misconduct.


Manson died of natural causes Nov. 19 at the age of 83.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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