Hilary Duff is returning to the big screen for a titular role in the upcoming psychological film The Haunting of Sharon Tate from Skyline Entertainment.
Film Story and Cast
Duff has been tapped to play the murdered actress Sharon Tate in the film from director Daniel Farrands (Amityville: The Awakening). The movie will be told from the late actress' point of view. The film will follow the final days of Tate's life before members of Charles Manson's cult brutally stabbed her to death at her Hollywood Hills home in August 1969.
In a previous interview one year before her murder, Tate talked about having nightmares about ghosts visiting her house. Somehow, she knew that she would die at the hands of a satanic cult. A quote from her interview inspired the plot of The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
Tate was nearly nine months pregnant and married to filmmaker Roman Polanski at the time of her death. She was 26. At the time of her murder, Tate had pleaded at her attackers to save her life for the sake of her baby. She was due to give birth in two weeks.
"Please don't kill me. I just want to have my baby" Tate reportedly pleaded, before she was stabbed 16 times. The murderers used her blood to write the word "PIG" on the door of her house.
Other cast in The Haunting of Sharon Tate include model-actress Lydia Hearst and Jonathan Bennett of Mean Girls. Bennett will play the role of Tate's ex-boyfriend and confidant. Skyline Entertainment will finance the film. The production company also produced The Amityville Murders, also written and helmed by Farrands.
Sharon Tate Transformation
Duff recently took to social media to share her transformation into Sharon Tate. The former Disney star shared a photo of herself with long flowy blonde hair, smoky eyes, and long eyelashes. The 30-year old also expressed her gratitude to be a part of the independent film.
"Had the incredible opportunity of playing Sharon Tate the past two weeks in an independent movie. She was an amazing woman and it was a true honor," Duff wrote on her Instagram.
A post shared by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Feb 6, 2018 at 10:22am PST
The Haunting of Sharon Tate is one of the three upcoming films about the Manson murders. Mary Harron is working on Charlie Says, and Quentin Tarantino has his own still-untitled Manson-related film. As for Duff, she recently appeared in the TV Land series Younger, where she portrayed the role of Kelsey Peters.