Quentin Tarantino is starting to put together the project for a movie about the Manson family Murders. Sources say Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence are involved in the project, too.
Several media reports have confirmed that Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has started work on a movie project about the murders of the Manson clan. He has already written the script and will be directing the movie. He is in talks with producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, with whom he has previously collaborated on Inglorious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012) and The Hateful Eight (2015).
The project is still in its early stages. The movie has no name yet and no cast, although according to The Hollywood Reporter, actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence have been approached.
The filming will most probably start in the summer of next year, as sources reveal.
Although the plot line is not unveiled, the script surely includes the highest profile carnage that the Manson family murders have included – the murder at the house of Roman Polanski in 1969.
On the night of August 9, 1969, four members of the Manson family – Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Linda Kasabian – drove to the home of Polanski and Tate and killed five people who were on the property at that time: Tate, who was 8-months-pregnant, her friends Jay Sebring, Abigail Foster and Wojciech Frykowski and the house’s caretaker, Stephen Parent.
The Manson family murders also include:
- The killing of Gary Hinman (Charles Manson, Bobby Beausoleil, Mary Brunner and Susan Atkins participated)
- The killing of the LaBianca couple (Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, Steve Grogan and Linda Kasabian participated)
- The killing of Donald Shea (Charles Manson, Bruce Davis and Steve Grogan participated)
- The killing of the Willet couple (Michael Monfort, Priscilla Cooper, James Craig and Nancy Pitman participated)