Leonardo DiCaprio And Brad Pitt Get Slammed By Sharon Tate's Family For Roles In Upcoming Quentin Tarantino Film
After it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt would be joining Quentin Tarantino's newest project, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, it was met with backlash from the sister the late Sharon Tate.
Since the film will be another adaption of the Charles Mason murders, Tate's sister, Debra, feels like Hollywood once again is making a buck off of her sister's tragic death.
Tate vs. Pitt and DiCaprio
Debra publicly slammed the two A-list actors in a quote to TMZ. Debra is furious at the two men for taking on the role and not giving it more careful consideration.
"To (celebrities) it's a paycheck and these people just don't care. They are terribly hurtful to the actual family and all the living victims. They don't give a s--t," Tate stated to TMZ.
Debra has been very vocal about her dislike of movies and tv shows profiting off of her sister's untimely death. The younger sister of the slain actress blasted Hilary Duff for her upcoming portrayal of Tate in The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
Debra called the film, "tacky and exploitative", while also commenting that Duff portraying her sister is "tasteless."
Tate and her unborn son were murdered in her home by Manson's followers. At the time, Tate was married to film director, Roman Polanski.
Tarantino's Newest Venture
Tarantino announced that Pitt and DiCaprio would be starring in his upcoming biopic on Mar 1, 2018.
"The two lead characters are Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth. Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor ... Sharon Tate," Tarantino stated.
The film is scheduled to be released on the 50th Anniversary of the Manson Murders, Aug. 19, 2019.
The official synopsis for the film reads, "A TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles. It hasn't been confirmed who Pitt or DiCaprio will portray. However, I, Tonya actress, Margot Robbie, is rumored to play the ill-fated Tate."
This marks the second collaboration for both men with Tarantino. DiCaprio portrayed, "Monsieur" Calvin J. Candie, in the Western film, Django Unchained. Pitt portrayed First Lieutenant Aldo "The Apache" Raine, in the war film, Inglourious Basterds.