– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, tentatively titled 1969, is turning out to be quite the interesting project indeed. As we discussed in one of our recent episodes of Los Fanboys, the film could very well be considered a culmination of some of the filmmakers biggest influenced realized in one film.

With its period setting, it brings together the likes of film history, historical violence, and the creative process in general — all of which Tarantino will undoubtedly delve into with a ridiculous amount of detail. Of course, one of the biggest aspects that’s often talked about is that the movie will somehow feature Charles Manson and the Manson murders, which resulted in the death of actress Sharon Tate.

As history buffs will know, Tate was married to the controversial figure in filmmaking, Roman Polanski. According to Variety film reporter Justin Kroll, the film will actually feature Polanski as a key figure. Here’s what he had to say in a tweet:

“Some QT-Manson updates: The role Pitt and Cruise have met on is for that of a stuntman not prosecutor, the Leo character is also Tate’s neighbor in the pic and Polanski will play key role in film, QT going discovery route wants authentic polish thesp”

Having someone like Polanski actually in the film will certainly help to give the film more buzz, positive or no. While Polanski is a fantastic filmmaker, he’s an especially controversial figure, as he was charged with drugging and raping a 13-year-old back in 1977. He went on to flee the U.S., and has not been back since, and continues to make films.

It’s not known just how he will feature into the plot, but given that he was married to Tate, it’s not completely out of left field.

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SOURCE: Justin Kroll

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.