When it was first reported that Quentin Tarantino was working on a film set during the time period when the Manson family murders occurred, many believed DiCaprio was being eyed for the role of Manson himself.
However, Deadline's exclusive has it that the Oscar-winning actor (hey, we can say that now) will be playing an "aging actor," and described the film as "a Pulp Fiction-esque movie set in the 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders."
Meanwhile, Margot Robbie is being courted to play Sharon Tate, one of the victims of the Manson family and arguably the most well-known, with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise also being offered roles. The Cruiser and the former Mrs. Jolie both starred in Neil Jordan's adaptation of Interview With The Vampire in 1995, but haven't starred in anything together since.
The as-yet untitled film will be DiCaprio's first film since bagging the Best Actor Oscar for 2015's The Revenant, and will be his second with Quentin Tarantino since 2012's Django Unchained.
More pointed, however, is the slated release date for the film - August 9th, 2019, which is also the fiftieth anniversary of the Manson family murders.