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– by David Kozlowski

We’ve heard the rumors and now we’ve got the facts to back them up: Margot Robbie is in official negotiations to play the late Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood movie.

Tarantino met with Robbie last July to discuss the role, according to Deadline (who broke today’s story too). Casting Robbie would be a coup, as she’s already committed to eight more projects over the next two years. Is there a harder working or more in-demand actress in Hollywood right now?

Related – Tarantino Lands Leonardo DiCaprio And Brad Pitt For Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Tarantino is assembling an amazing cast for this movie. He’s already locked down Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio — who previously worked with Robbie in Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Given the ‘inside Hollywood’ premise of this movie, it’s likely Tarantino will pack it with all kinds of cameos and surprises (surely there’s a part for Samuel L. Jackson somewhere in this script).

Here’s the official synopsis:

“A story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). 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.”

We’re still a long ways off from the premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but it’s already shaping up to be something special. The cast alone is amazing, and a Tarantino project promises to be unpredictable. We’ll be watching closely for new developments.

Are you excited to see Margot Robbie in Tarantino’s next big film? Let us know in the comments down below!

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits theaters on August 9, 2019.

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SOURCE: Deadline

David Kozlowski is a writer, podcaster, and visual artist. A U.S. Army veteran, David worked 20 years in the videogame industry and is a graduate of Arizona State University's Film and Media Studies.