Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate in Tarantino's Manson film

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Margot Robbie is now in talks to appear in Quentin Tarantino's new movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are teaming up with Quentin Tarantino for the director's upcoming ninth film, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", Tarantino announced last month. According to Deadline sources, the I, Tonya Oscar nominee has the offer and negotiations are underway.

The Australian star is now one of the most sought-after names in the film business, but Margot has admitted her real ambition is to helm more movies. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate (Rick's neighbor in the film) and four of her friends by Charles Manson's cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story. The lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a former Western TV star and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).

"Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognise anymore". The two happen to live next door to Sharon Tate, and their Hollywood struggle will somehow get caught up in the Manson murders.

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With Robbie a near lock to join Pitt and DiCaprio, the next major bit of casting will be the actor selected to play controversial filmmaker Roman Polanski.

The film is due to start production later this year, with a release date of August 9 2019 earmarked.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be Tarantino's first movie for Sony Pictures since the end of his relationship with The Weinstein Company in 2017.

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