Tarantino had met with Robbie back in July to talk to her about playing Tate in his upcoming film, but that was before she had been nominated for an Oscar for I, Tonya. Robbie’s people now have an offer and negotiations have begun for her to join Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Tarantino’s anticipated feature, which Sony Pictures has set for release worldwide on August 9, 2019.
Tarantino’s film is set in 1969 L.A., and it deals with the Tate murder in a killing spree orchestrated by cult leader Charles Manson, who won’t be played by either Pitt or DiCaprio.
Instead, DiCaprio is playing a former Western TV star named Rick Dalton while Pitt is playing his stunt double Cliff Booth, who are trying to make it in “modern day” Hollywood. Tate lives next door to Dalton.
Represented by CAA, Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman, Robbie is coming off her Oscar nomination for I, Tonya, which Neon and 30West released in Dec. after picking the film up from the Toronto Film Festival.
This news was first reported by Deadline.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor