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Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Family Murders Movie

Quentin Tarantino rides again. The singular auteur — who continues to hint at his imminent retirement, even as he stumps for the possibility of making two more feature films — is reportedly working on what will be his ninth feature, and it’s both the perfect fit for his wild-eyed sensibilities and a perhaps totally unhinged dip into one of the worst moments in American history.

As the The Hollywood Reporter reported last night, the filmmaker is apparently lining up a new film based on the Manson Family murders, one that might reteam him with is “Inglorious Basterds” star Brad Pitt and QT newbie Jennifer Lawrence for a deep dive look inside the crime spree that rocked the country back in the summer of ’69.

THR reports that the film’s screenplay was written by Tarantino, though its title is either unknown or so far unrevealed at this point. Tarantino is, per the outlet, “putting the finishing touches” in the screenplay now. The filmmaker will also direct the film, which his long-time producing partners Harvey and Bob Weinstein are “involved” with the project in some capacity.

THR also adds that Tarantino is aiming for a star-packed cast for the project, including reports that he’s eager to re-team with Pitt (who is likely being pursued to play a detective in the film) and he’s already approached Lawrence to star in the film, though her possible role in the project is currently unclear.

Another name to look out for? Margot Robbie, who Deadline reports has already met with to star in the film in a pivotal role. The outlet also adds that Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson will “likely” also have a part in the film, but that’s a bit of a no-brainer, as the actor has so far starred in six of Tarantino’s features, including his last three.