Everything you should know about Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

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Here we tell you what we know about Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film

Everything you should know about Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

New photos have been leaked from the filming of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's next film, which is expected to be released next year. This film is perhaps one of the most anticipated of the famous director, as well as having an unprecedented cast - starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie – it revolves around one of the most famous serial killers in the world: Charles Manson. This is all we know so far of this awaited tape.

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Who are the 'Manson family'?

The Manson family was a cult formed in California in the 1960s. It was led by Charles Manson, an ex-con from Ohio. In the cult, located in the San Fernando Valley, members consumed hallucinogenic drugs and it was establish a new model of life, guided by the hippism of its leader.

Manson, their leader, believed in a future war of races that could be prevented by the murders he led. In the sect, there were many young middle-class women, who became radicalized because of Charles Manson.

In total, family members were responsible for about nine murders following Manson's instructions. Perhaps one of the most famous was that of the actress Sharon Tate, partner of the director Roman Polanski.

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On the night of August 8, 1969, four members of the family, following Manson's instructions, entered the couple's residence and murdered the actress and her four visitors. Tate was eight and a half months pregnant and Polanski was filming a movie in Europe, so he was not killed that night.

Manson's trial was complex because he was the cult leader and the mastermind of the crimes, but he never committed any with his own hands.


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The perspective of Tarantino

Although it is hard to believe, the film will not revolve around the famous murderer, but around a group of young actors who try to enter the film industry in the 60's while the murders of the Manson Family take place.

These are the roles played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt: a young Western actor and his double and friend respectively. Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate.

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The film will also feature starring roles in minor roles such as Al Pacino, who will play actor Rick Dalton, or Lena Dunham and Dakota Fanning, who will be members of the Family. In addition to Sharon Tate, other film personalities will be in the film as characters, including director Roman Polanski, her husband; Steve McQueen, actor invited to dinner at the actress' house on the night of the murders; and the actor and double Bruce Lee, who acted with Tate in the movie The Wrecking Crew. Finally, the Australian Damon Herriman will play the fearsome Charles Manson.


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