Quentin Tarantino Takes New Project to Sony Pictures

After a bidding war earlier this week, writer/director Quentin Tarantino has chosen Sony Pictures to produce and distribute his next film, according to Deadline.

The untitled film will be the ninth feature in Tarantino’s filmography. In eight films, he has been nominated for five Academy Awards. He won twice for screenwriting with the original scripts for “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained.” Over the years, he has often claimed that his tenth film will be his last.

But for now, as the ninth film inches closer to production, Tarantino has partnered with Sony Pictures. It will be the first film in which he does not partner with the Weinsteins. He very publicly parted ways with Weinstein as the sexual harassment and assault allegations began to stack up.

The new project was long rumored to be centered around infamous cult leader Charles Manson and the Tate-LaBianca murders. Tarantino now puts those rumors to rest, insisting that it is really about 1969, not about Manson. Deadline reports that the script is finished and that it follows more of a “Pulp Fiction” style. This could explain why the director is in talks with several high-profile stars including Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tom Cruise. While the male characters are still under wraps, Margot Robbie was courted to play Sharon Tate.

Now that production and distribution is finalized, casting news will likely follow soon. The film is tentatively scheduled to begin shooting in mid-2018 and will be released in 2019.

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