Leo is eying starring role in Tarantino's next movie

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino are close to reuniting on the big screen.

DiCaprio is negotiating for a leading role in Tarantino's secretive 1969-set ensemble drama, according to The Hollywood Producer. A spokesperson for production company Sony declined to confirm the talks.

The two previously worked together on Django Unchained, for which DiCaprio earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of sadistic plantation owner Calvin Candie.

Tarantino's currently-untitled project has also been courting Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lawrence for a period drama that will somehow centre on the real-life murder of Sharon Tate.

The filmmaker has previously denied that it will be a biopic about Charles Manson and his criminal Manson family, but rather provocatively picked a August 9, 2019 release date for the US.

That date will be the 50th anniversary Manson Family's infamous murders of Hollywood starlet Sharon Tate and four of her friends at the home she shared with husband Roman Polanski.

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Tarantino is also currently working with J. J. Abrams on the next Star Trek movie. The Revenant's Mark L. Smith was recently hired to pen the script, so it's ready to shoot when Tarantino finishes his 1969 movie.

The filmmaker has said he plans to retire after completion of his tenth film, which would conceivably make this Star Trek project his swansong from directing (if it actually ends up moving forward).

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