Tom Cruise in talks to star in Quentin Tarantino’s new Manson Family film

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Hollywood studios are said to be scrabbling for the rights to Quentin Tarantino‘s new film, a Sixties-set drama that touches on the Manson Family murders. Tom Cruise is reportedly in talks to play a starring role in the as-yet-untitled project, Deadline Hollywood reports.

All Tarantino’s previous films – from Reservoir Dogs (1992) to The Hateful Eight (2015) – were released by Harvey Weinstein‘s The Weinstein Company (TWC), or his previous company, Miramax, which Weinstein jokingly referred to as “the house that Quentin built”.

Following Weinstein’s departure from TWC amid a series of sexual assault allegations (which the producer has vehemently denied), Tarantino is now in the market for a new distributor.

Speaking to the New York Times last month, Tarantino admitted that he had heard rumours about Weinstein for a long time, and regretted not cutting ties with him sooner. “I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard,” the 54-year-old filmmaker said. “If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros are all hoping to take on Tarantino’s new pwhich reports that roject, which has a rumoured budget of $100 million. According to film industry journal Variety, Warner Bros has resorted to elaborate promotional tactics to woo the Oscar-nominated director.

In a nod to the film’s setting – Los Angeles, in 1969 – Warner Bros redecorated their conference room with vintage Sixties furniture, and arranged for a line-up of Sixties cars to be waiting for Tarantino when he arrived for talks at their office.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are rumoured to be on a shortlist of possible cast-members for the film, which Tarantino is set to produce alongside David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter films.

Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/11/15/tom-cruise-talks-star-quentin-tarantinos-new-manson-family-film/

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