Numerous people have been linked to Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson movie, with the latest suggesting Robert Pattinson could be set to fill the murderer’s shoes.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise have all been touted as possible stars for the upcoming flick. However, it seems like the person that has got the most people talking has been Pattinson, 31, with Twitter users begging bosses to give the “Twilight” actor the part.
Journalist Jeff Sneider also posted an open letter from Drew McWeeny, in which the latter urged Tarantino to hand Pattinson the much-talked-about role.
His piece included: “Think about who Pattinson’s been working with. Cronenberg, several times. David Michod. Werner Herzog. Anton Corbijn. James Gray. Claire Denis, making her English-language debut… It’s clear that Pattinson is drawn to auteurs and that he’s without any vanity about himself.
“I can’t think of many actors who seem so willing to vanish into things, who are in a position to be pulling down giant star salaries but who consistently choose the art instead.”
He also added that Pattinson “seems ready to take on an iconic role like this” and could “definitely nail that crazy little s**tweasle.”
Despite the above, Pattinson hinted in an interview with ET Canada at the “Good Time” Montreal premiere that this may not be the case.
When asked if there were Charles Manson vibes in his latest flick, the star replied: “I was like, ‘Wait a second. That looks like the famous photo.’ It’s weird, not sure how it happened. I loved that book when I was a kid… there’s elements of the character that are Charles Manson-y,” he added, in reference to Ed Sanders’ notorious 1971 “The Family” book photo.
However, he then joked when quizzed on whether he should play him in a movie: “He’s too short, I could get on my knees.”
Not too much is known about Tarantino’s upcoming movie other than that the brutal Manson family murders will provide a “backdrop to the main story.”
The Hollywood Reporter recently reported that Tarantino will premiere the movie on August 9, 2019 – exactly 50 years after Manson’s followers murdered Sharon Tate and her friends.