Brad Pitt joins Tarantino's Manson movie

Brad Pitt will play a stunt double in Tarantino's movie based around the Manson killings in 1969.
Brad Pitt will play a stunt double in Tarantino's movie based around the Manson killings in 1969.

Brad Pitt is joining Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Manson movie, which will be titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Tarantino, who is writing and directing, described the project as "a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood".

Leonardo DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, while Brad Pitt will be his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth.

"Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour - Sharon Tate," Tarantino added.

The film will be released worldwide on August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the day that the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after Tate was killed

Australian Associated Press