The Role of Charles Manson Cast in Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

It appears that famed director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Death Proof) has officially cast the role of Charles Manson in his upcoming flick Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It is being reported that the role will go to Damon Herriman.

Herriman (perhaps best known as Dewey Crowe from the hit show Justified), will portray the infamous and enigmatic Charles Milles Manson, alongside the wonderfully talented Margot Robbie (who will be playing murder victim Sharon Tate). It was also announced that Polish actor Rafal Zawierucha will be playing director Roman Polanski, Tate’s husband.

The film’s seemingly never ending list of appearing stars also includes the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, and Burt Reynolds.

Plot summary:

The Tarantino pic has been referred to as a Pulp Fiction-like tapestry of stories set in L.A. in the summer of 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor: Tate (Robbie).

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is due to hit theaters on July 26, 2019!


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Ah now for the one thing everyone loathes...writing about themselves! Well for starters, my name is Chuck, and I am a south Jersey transplant living in Amish country. I’ve been a horror fan since 5th grade, about 16 years ago. My horror fandom started when I got my hands on a copy of Jay Anson’s novel The Amityville Horror. The book terrified me, and I knew I just had to watch the movie. An older cousin of mine had a copy of it, and that was the genesis of my obsession with the genre. Over the years I have expressed my horror fandom in many ways. Since about 2005 I have been regularly attending horror conventions. These have been great ways to amass collectibles, movies, and to meet some of my favorite celebrities. My best friend Mike and I used to run our own horror blog years ago, and we also dabbled in script writing. I am looking forward to going back to writing about horror, something I’ve always loved. When I’m not working (I work at PNC Bank), my non-horror interests are studying theology and economics, watching Japanese tokusatsu, and doing play-by-play commentary for professional wrestling. I’m also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and singing in a Barbershop quartet. Oh, and I’m probably the biggest fan of the Golden Girls you’ll ever meet. My top 5 horror flicks (definitely subject to change): 1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) 2. Basket Case (1982) 3. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 4. The Beyond (1981) 5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)