Though DiCaprio infamously cut his hand during filming (and kept going), the role earned him just one of his (many) Oscar nominations.
DiCaprio will play "an aging actor" evidently, though whether this is a fictional character created specifically for the story or an actual aging actor from 1969 is unknown. The new film's release date is set for August 9, 2019, and will be Leo's first film role since he nabbed his first Oscar for his role in The Revenant. After much buzz about the project, rumored to have a wider appeal than Tarantino's previous effort, The Hateful Eight, Sony Pictures emerged the victor, granting the film a $100 million budget and a prime slot in the summer schedule. But at least we know Tarantino seems keen to work with people's he's already worked with on it. It is set during the time of the Manson murder spree that terrorized Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s. DiCaprio has previously starring in Tarantino's 2012 hit DJANGO UNCHAINED. While the role is said to be "meaty", nearly no specific details have been released about the plot or the character.More news: GKN to reorganise after rejecting takeover bid
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise have also been rumoured to be attached to the project, which is apparently set to involve two main male roles. Variety reports that the structure will be similar to Pulp Fiction's with an ensemble approach. Cruise, Robbie, and DiCaprio aren't the only big names linked to Tarantino's new film, either.
It will be interesting to see how the movie shakes out, once it has fully come together.More news: Tesla says solar roof production has started in Buffalo
This could also stand to be the movie that finally wins Tarantino some major awards for Directing and/or Best Picture.
Tarantino's Manson movie was picked up by Sony in November, the same month that the cult leader died after spending 46 years in prison.More news: Stock inside Traders Spotlight: Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD)