So now that the hype as to which studio will distribute Tarantino’s next film is over (it’s Sony in case you didn’t know) the next episode in the hype is who will be cast. With Al Pacino , Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise all rumoured to be under consideration for roles what is known is that Leonardo DiCaprio has been cast in the lead role as a TV actor. Now personally we always thought he’d be ideally cast as a young Norman Lamont (below right), a 1980’s minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government but hey what do we know!
Anyway his character is meant to have appeared in one hit TV series which has long ended and is trying to get into films. The site Deadline believes it has found out a bit more about the role…..
‘What he plays, more specifically, is an actor who had his own Western show, Bounty Law, that ran on the air from 1958 to 1963. His attempt to transition to movies didn’t work out and in 1969 – the film is set at the height of hippy Hollywood movement – he’s guesting on other people’s shows while contemplating going to Italy which has become a hotbed for low-budget Westerns‘.
Quite whether this is the case remains to be seen as all that is really known is that the film is set in 1969 against the background of the notorious Manson Murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and friends at her house. An appalling atrocity which put a definite end to the hedonism of the sixties.
Expect more casting announcements soon…….