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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Deadline is reporting that, in the midst of the intense bidding war going on between studios, Quentin Tarantino is eyeing an unexpected talent for one of the roles.

The man in question is none other than Tom Cruise. According the outlet, Tarantino has had conversations with Cruise, and that the Hollywood star has been added to the list of candidates to play one of two lead roles of the film. Also joining him on that list are Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, who we reported on previously.

Also joining Tarantino in the role of producer in Harry Potter producer David Heyman.

Tarantino’s ninth film is set to take place in 1969 against the backdrop of the Manson Murders. While previous reports had indicated that these murders would service as the overall premise of the film, Tarantino has since cleared the air, saying that the year of 1969 is what the film is really about, not the Manson family.

All the same, Margot Robbie is still being touted as the top contender to play the role of Sharon Tate.

An interesting conflicting report here are the studios still competing for the film. According to our report earlier, only three were left, but Deadline is stating that all major contenders are still on the table. We’ll see which studio ends up on top.

Cruise is certainly an interesting choice for this movie. While definitely a big name in Hollywood, hearing Tarantino’s dialogue come from Cruise would be a bit of an adjustment. It’ll be interesting to see what sort of role Tarantino has in mind for the actor.

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SOURCE: Deadline

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.