Wednesday, August 8, 2018
TRIPLE THREAT----THREE ACTRESSES PLAY SHARON TATE IN A TRIO OF MOVIES ABOUT THE MANSON FAMILY MURDERS
Here's the first picture of Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, the actress murdered by Charles Manson's followers at the Los Angeles home on Cielo Drive she shared with her husband filmmaker Roman Polanski.
Margot, wearing a black sweater, white skirt and go-go boots as Tate, stars in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which director Quentin Tarantino describes as "a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969 at the height of hippy Hollywood."
The movie also stars Brad Pitt, as a washed-up actor from a Western TV series and Leonardo DiCaprio as his stunt double, both of whom are friends of Sharon Tate's. Dakota Fanning will play Manson follower Squeaky Fromme.
"I've been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was 7 years old," Tarantino has said of the film. "I'm very excited to tell this story of an L.A. and a Hollywood that don't exist anymore."
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is one of three movies due to be released next year marking the 50th anniversary of the so-called Manson Family Murders, in which followers of cult leader Manson killed the 26-year-old Tate along with four others who were in her home at the time.
The actresses playing Tate in the other two movies are Kate Bosworth, who is working closely with the Tate family on a film being directed by her husband, Michael Polish to be called simply Tate; and Hilary Duff, who is starring in The Haunting of Sharon Tate, which shows her dreaming of her own murder in the months leading up to the deadly event.
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