Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Film to Premiere on 50th Anniversary of Sharon Tate’s Death

Untitled movie is set to hit theaters August 9, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film will be released on August 9, 2019, 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.

Perhaps not coincidentally, August 9, 2019, will mark the 50th anniversary of Tate’s death.

The movie, which will be the first for Tarantino without his longtime producer-distributor Harvey Weinstein, does not yet have a cast. 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 for Disney, which didn’t bid on it) for rights to the film, the ninth feature by the acclaimed director and his first since the 2015 Western “The Hateful Eight.” Sony handled the international distribution for Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”