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Quentin Tarantino to make film based on Charles Manson Family murders

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 12:51:15-04

The murders orchestrated by a Cincinnati-born commune leader will be the subject of Quentin Tarantino's next film.

The "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs" director will write and direct a film based on the Charles Mason Family murders, which includes the 1969 killing of pregnant actor Sharon Tate, The Guardian reported.

Manson, 82, was the leader of the Manson Family; the group was responsible for nine murders in 1969 in California.

MORE: How the son of a Cincinnati prostitute became an infamous killer

Manson is serving nine life sentences at Corcoran State Prison. He's sought freedom 12 times and was denied freedom every time, according to the Washington Post. His next parole hearing is still 10 years away.

The plot of Tarantino’s film is still unknown. Deadline reports Austrailian actor Margot Robbie is being considered to play Tate, but the Hollywood Reporter says Jennifer Lawrence’s has also been tossed into the ring.

Brad Pitt and Samuel L. Jackson may also have parts in the Manson murders film.

The movie could be filmed as early as next summer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.