Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Margot Robbie snagged a major new role.
The Oscar nominee has officially signed on to acclaimed writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Robbie will play Roman Polanski’s late wife, actress Sharon Tate, who was brutally murdered while pregnant by members of Charles Manson’s cult in her Beverly Hills, California, home on August 9, 1969.
Robbie is in very talented company for the upcoming film. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt have also signed on to play Rick Dalton, a former Western TV series actor, and Cliff Booth, his stunt double, respectively. Burt Reynolds is reportedly in talks to play George Spahn, the 80-year-old blind man who owned the L.A. ranch where Manson and his cult resided.
Though the film has been dubbed a Manson film, Tarantino asserts that it is more about the struggle between the studio system and Hollywood hippie culture in the late ’60s.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits theaters on August 9, 2019. Yep, on the 50th anniversary of Tate’s death. Chills.