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Tarantino 'Manson Family' next masterpiece?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Willir, 20 Jul 2017.

  1. Willir

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    You may have heard rumours circulating about Tarantino's next film about the infamous Manson Family & The Tate murders.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...tate-brad-pitt-samuel-l-jackson-a7836476.html

    Nothing has been confirmed just yet as it seems like its being kept under wraps by Tarantino himself but potential cast members such as Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence & Margot Robbie have been rumoured to star. No mention of who would play Charles Manson.

    • What are your thoughts on this?
    • Who would you like to play Charles Manson?
    • What approach do you think Tarantino will take with the film and is it risky doing a film based on true events?
     
  2. G-MAN2004

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    I immediately thought of Jeremy Davies, but discovered he's already played the part!

    Sounds interesting, but I hope it doesn't drag on and on like his last film. I just couldn't enjoy it at all.
     
  3. Willir

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    I admit The Hateful Eight was a lengthy watch, but I loved it.

    I still can't quite think of any actor to play Manson yet, I hope his decision is the right one though.
     
  4. rebel rebel

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    The thing about his films is that the violence is acceptable due to it all being fiction. So I don't know how people will react to the bloodbath of killing an 8 months pregnant Sharon Tate. But then the dialogue from Manson, and how he persuaded his followers to commit such atrocious crimes would be interesting.
     
  5. Nitefly

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    The Hateful Eight was really self-indulgent... as a passive viewer there was way too much 'waiting' and nowhere near enough suspense. It had good moments but I have no desire to watch it again.

    Still, enjoy most of his films. Inglorious ******** was brilliant.
     
  6. Malevolence

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    I would've said Jared Leto, but with Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate it would just be a bit strange.
     
  7. Willir

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    Yeah I was thinking Jared Leto, but because they was The Joker and Harley Quinn it would have been weird.

    I literally can't think of an actor that would potentially fit the role. He would have to be young, yet an established actor to pull of the role perfectly.
     
  8. DrToffnar

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    Eh, I'm not so sure about this one. The thing I like most about Tarantino's work is that he often makes real world events the basis for really interesting fictional ideas. The idea of him doing a 'biopic' about these events with his trademark style feels a little... disrespectful? Who knows. He might take the whole thing in a completely different direction. Too early to judge as of yet.

    If I where to choose an actor for Manson though, it would undoubtedly have to be Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He basically played Manson in Nocturnal Animals, even looked a bit like him!
     
  9. Willir

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    Not yet seen Nocturnal Animals, but I see what you mean with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, he kind of does look like him so it could work.

    I have a feeling Tarantino could possibly cast a familar actor/collaborator from his previous films, maybe?

    Tim Roth, only if he was younger.
     
  10. insane200

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    I would like to see James Mcavoy Play Charles Manson, Really enjoyed him in Split and i feel he could play a good Charle's
     
  11. Willir

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    Tbh, I wasn't a fan of Split and I found that many times throughout the film Mcavoy really annoyed me.
     
  12. banja

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    I'd like to see John Hawkes play Manson. Looks like him - has they eyes. And a good actor.