We’re still not convinced that his proposed Star Trek movie is ever actually going to happen, but plans for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie—an as-yet-untitled script that takes place during the Manson Family’s murder spree in the summer of 1969 and, at least tangentially, includes Manson and his followers as characters—are continuing apace. A little less than two months after Tarantino shacked up with Sony amid a heated bidding war over who would produce the star director’s post-Weinstein projects, Deadline reports that Leonardo DiCaprio, who played the villainous Calvin Candie in Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained, has signed on to star in what we’ll refer to for the time being as No. 9.
Deadline’s report gives us just a little bit more context on the movie, saying that DiCaprio will play an aging actor in what’s described as a “Pulp Fiction-esque” ensemble piece. Tarantino has reportedly been courting I, Tonya’s Margot Robbie for the role of Sharon Tate, with Tarantino pal Brad Pitt and Tarantino newcomer Tom Cruise both lobbying for roles in the film. The film currently known as No. 9 is set to debut on August 9, 2019, 50 years to the day after the second night of the Tate/LaBianca murders.