Margot Robbie To Play Sharon Tate In Tarantino Film, Alongside Leonardo DiCaprio


The 27-year-old actress - who has recently emerged as one of Hollywood's most bankable stars - is being lined up to play the role of Sharon Tate in the much-anticipated new movie, which is set in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of so-called hippy Hollywood. How this all ties together is still something of a mystery. And stay tuned for updates. This is also the time that Charles Manson sent his followers on a killing spree which included the pregnant Tate along with others in her house at the time.

While plot details for the film are still fairly thin on the ground, it sounds as though it won't focus exclusively around Manson or Tate, but will be more a tapestry of lives set against the late 60s LA backdrop. Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore.

" Deadline reported in January that the Leonardo DiCaprio would play an "aging actor" in a "'Pulp Fiction'-esque movie". Robbie has been the rumored pick for months, and now Deadline reports the actress has been offered the role and is entering final negotiations to seal the deal. Robbie is coming off of her own Oscar-nominated turn, for I, Tonya, her first nomination.

Robbie was on the initial shortlist of cast members Tarantino had reportedly approached for the film, including Pitt and DiCaprio (the only official names announced), Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Cruise, and Jennifer Lawrence.

Tarantino's ninth feature will be released by Sony Pictures on August 9, 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Tate's murder.