Margot Robbie is set the star as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's new film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood recounts the haunting story of the brutal murder of Sharon Tate, who was stabbed to death in her Beverly Hills home by members of the Charles Manson Family when she was more than eight months pregnant. Tate's family was initially opposed to the creation of the film but when Tarantino contacted Tate's sister, Debra, she gave the movie her blessing.
Debra will also be taking the role of producer for one of the other films about her sister, simply titled Tate, in which Kate Bosworth plays the title role. Hilary Duff will be playing the role of Tate in the psychological horror film, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, which Debra criticised as being “classless” and “exploitative.”
Tarantino's film will be focused around a fictional former star of a western TV series, Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his stunt double, Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, who grapple with adjusting their acting careers with a rapidly changing Hollywood industry in the 1960s. The main character, Dalton, lives next door to Sharon Tate and her husband, Hollywood director, Roman Polanski. The cast consists of a wide range of well-known Hollywood names such as Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden and Al Pacino.
Margo Robbie recently took to social media to give fans a sneak peek of her character dressed in a black top, white mini-skirt and boots. In an interview with Indiewire in April, Robbie expressed her excitement saying that she was excited to work with Tarantino and that he is one of her "bucket-list directors."
"As long as I can remember, I've been a huge Tarantino fan," she added.
The film will be released on the 26th of July 2019, marking the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family murders.