It's said DiCaprio will play an aging, out-of-work actor in the film. Robbie is in the Oscar conversation this year for her performance in I, Tonya and previously worked with DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. After much buzz about the project, rumored to have a wider appeal than Tarantino's previous effort, The Hateful Eight, Sony Pictures emerged the victor, granting the film a $100 million budget and a prime slot in the summer schedule.
Reports suggest the movie will follow an ageing actor (DiCaprio) in 1969 Los Angeles and his life will cross paths with the murders. Although Tarantino's work hasn't always been loved by The Academy, he has already won two Oscars to date for his screenwriting. A deal has not been finalized just yet, but that is expected to change in the foreseeable future.
The release date for the film will mark the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and four others on August 9, 1969. While the role is said to be "meaty", nearly no specific details have been released about the plot or the character.
Tarantino and DiCaprio are partnering up once again.
It will be interesting to see how the movie shakes out, once it has fully come together. Tarantino has been on a kick recently of creating films set in the past, with his own very bloody twist and tone added to them. The director has long maintained that he will retire from Hollywood after his 10th film, which is looking more and more like an R-rated Star Trek movie Tarantino has been developing for a few months now.