Tarantino to make Manson murders film

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Australia's Margot Robbie is being considered to play actress Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film about the Manson family murders.

Sources have told Variety that Tarantino is expected to court Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence for the role of Tate, and Brad Pitt may be approached to play Vincent Bugliosi, the lawyer who prosecuted the family.

Tarantino will direct the film, which he has already written, insiders close to the project say.

The tragedy occurred on August 8, 1969, when cult leader Charles Manson ordered a group of his followers to attack the guests of a house in Los Angeles' Benedict Canyon.

The followers brutally murdered everyone at the home, including Tate, who was eight months pregnant at the time.

The focus of the film is unclear at this time. It's unknown whether the film will be a historical retelling of the events or if the crime is used as a backdrop for separate, intertwining stories.

The film would mark the director's ninth feature. Tarantino most recently directed the western The Hateful Eight, starring Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell.

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