Now that Quentin Tarantino’s new film, a movie not necessarily about Charles Manson but 1969 itself, has landed at Sony after an absurd bidding war between studios, we have a few plot details to salivate over.
Vanity Fair had all the information about Tarantino’s decision to go with Sony, and in the article they divulge some information about the story. Here’s what they had to say:
Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.
Well, on one hand, it seems like the story could be set up for comedy. But then there’s this whole issue of Charles Manson and the horrific murder spree that reshaped America serving as the backdrop. If anyone could interweave these elements, it’s QT.