Is this the plot to Quentin Tarantino's next movie?

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From Digital Spy

Long before filming even began, the script to Quentin Tarantino's last movie somehow leaked onto the internet. Tarantino was outraged, considering he'd only given the script to a handful of people.

In response, he immediately cancelled the movie, attempting to find out who did it. Eventually, though, his anger subsided and he actually made The Hateful Eight.

Now, it appears something like this has happened again, as Vanity Fair has a more detailed plot synopsis, according to an anonymous source who has read the script.

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"Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino's upcoming movie... focuses on a male TV actor who's had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business," the report reads. "His sidekick – who's also his stunt double – is looking for the same thing.

"The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson's cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story. Deadline says Tarantino wants Margot Robbie, currently enjoying accolades for her role as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, for the role of Tate."

While this is still vague, it's more than we knew before, with many fans assuming it was a film about Charles Manson. Tarantino dispelled those rumours a few weeks ago, telling a reporter: "It's not Charles Manson, it's 1969."

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Certainly, it's weird timing, seeing as Manson died on Sunday (November 19) from natural causes.

The film will be produced by Sony after Tarantino parted ways with his long-time collaborator, the disgraced Harvey Weinstein.

According to Vanity Fair, Tarantino is looking for a $100 million budget and hopes to start shooting in LA in June, with Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio being considered for the lead.

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