Quentin Tarantino’s Next Movie Lands at Sony

Director’s first non-Weinstein project had been subject of fierce bidding war

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Sony Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to finance and distribute the next feature from writer-director Quentin Tarantino, TheWrap has learned.

The untitled film is set in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ’70s and is believed to involve the actress and model Sharon Tate, who was murdered by members of Charles Manson’s notorious “family” in 1969. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

No cast has been announced for the project, which will be the first for Tarantino without his longtime producer-distributor Harvey Weinstein.

Tarantino will produce along with David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh. Georgia Kacandes will serve as executive producer.

Sony studio boss Tom Rothman, working with marketing and distribution president Josh Greenstein, beat out virtually every major studio (save Disney) for rights to the film, the ninth feature by the acclaimed director and his first since the 2015 Western “The Hateful Eight.”