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Sony Pictures bags the next Quentin Tarantino film

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Hannah Rogers | 18 November, 2017, 03:58

Another conflict of interest with Tarantino is that he did most of his work through now defunct producer Harvey Weinstein's company. When it was revealed last month that Weinstein had been sexually assaulting women for decades and that he would be kicked out of his company, Tarantino chose to take his business elsewhere, which led to a bidding war among all the major studios except Disney (which doesn't release R-rated movies). All the major studios except Disney were reportedly involved in the bidding, along with Lionsgate and Annapurna as well as several unidentified individual financiers.

Sony will have the worldwide distribution rights to the movie, which will take place in the late 60s, early 70s. Insiders say the movie resembles Tarantino's Pulp Fiction in its ensemble of characters and Los Angeles setting, with Manson figuring as a background character. It's unclear if all three will be in the finished product, but there have also been rumblings that Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, Gotham City Sirens) has been offered the role of Charles Manson murder victim, Sharon Tate.

The film is said to be a multi-starrer, with Quentin holding talks with Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for the two lead roles.

So what gave Sony the edge?

Known under the rather apt working title '#9", the 1960s period drama will be Tarantino's ninth feature film, continuing a legacy that began when Reservoir Dogs launched him onto Hollywood's radar back in "92.

Tarantino's film is set to have a budget of $100 million and Tarantino himself is requesting first dollar gross, which means he gets a cut of the Sony's pre-tax revenue.

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