Quentin Tarantino to Bring Manson Family Cult Murders to Life
Emma Cline's debut novel The Girls, a thrilling, fictional reinterpretation of Charles Manson's infamous cult and its seduction of a teenage girl, was one of our favorite books of 2016. So when we learned quirky Hollywood writer and director Quentin Tarantino's (Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds) next big project was turning the Manson Family cult tragedy into one of his signature cult classic films, our curiosity was piqued.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino is working on “a unique take” of the horrifying 1960s Manson Family killings and in talks with major A-listers such as Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt to star in the film.
Here's a brief synopsis of the Manson Family cult and its subsequent abhorrent murder spree: Charles Manson was a charming, good-looking 34-year-old man whom the ladies couldn't resist. He began developing a cult of followers (AKA the “Family”) and established a home base in Chatsworth, California, on Spahn Ranch so the Family could live as one.
On August 8, 1969, Manson convinced his groupies to break into a Los Angeles home and murder a record producer who had reportedly burst Manson’s pop-star delusions-of-grandeur bubble. The murder target was out of town the night of the savage break-in, but pregnant actress Sharon Tate happened to be occupying the home in the producer's absence. Tate and four others were brutally murdered by the Manson Family.
Welp, let's see what Tarantino's got. *Locks all doors and purchases home security system*