In case you didn’t know, Quentin Tarantino is making a film about Charles Manson, his hippy family and the Tate/LaBianca murders that shook California in the hot summer of August 1969.
Add Al Pacino to that list because he’s also been added. Take a look at this cast. Tarantino is practically forcing us to see this by casting so many A-listers there’s bound to be someone for everyone.
Some took issue on Twitter because Emile Hirsch has been added. He had some issues with the law a couple years back. Honestly I thought he’d make a great Charles Manson cos he’s little and shaggy, but it looks like Manson has still not been cast, if he’s even portrayed in the film.
However QT decides to tell this tale, some are ready to boycott it because of the victims and their families. I understand where they are coming from, but I hate to admit this, I am fascinated by the whole Manson family dynamic. I watched the television movie Helter Skelter when I was little and it scared me worse than The Exorcist. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.
I’m interested in how Tarantino will tell this story.
And as much as I hate giving Manson any more attention, I’ll probably see it for curiosity sake and Pacino and DiCaprio. I’m also stoked to see Dakota Fanning as Squeaky Fromme.
Will you watch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? Are you looking forward to it? Tell me your thoughts and who would you cast to play Charles Manson?