From The Quentin Tarantino Archives
#9 aka Number 9 is the alias by which Quentin Tarantino's upcoming and ninth motion picture is currently being referred to in Hollywood. Title and story are currently unknown, what is known is that the film is set in Los Angeles in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Tarantino has repeatedly stated that the movie is not about Charles Manson, but one of his victims, Sharon Tate, seems to be a main character in the story. "Those who’ve read it said the script has heart and a strong commercial appeal, and if there is a film of Tarantino’s it can be best compared to, it would be Pulp Fiction, which also was set in Los Angeles. The film will carry a budget in the range of Django Unchained." (Deadline).
Production will begin mid-2018 for a 2019 release, aiming for an R-rating.
It will be produced at and distributed with Sony Pictures (worldwide). Producers are David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino. Executive and line producer: Georgia Kacandes.
Actors and actresses rumored to be in talks for roles are Margot Robbie (as Sharon Tate); Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio (for two possible male leads)
- November 17, 2017: Some plot details emerge as Sony deal is sealed
- November 17, 2017: Sony wins Tarantino picture deal, confirmation
- November 14, 2017: David Heyman joins No.9 as producer
- November 14, 2017: Studios bidding for Tarantino film
- November 13, 2017: Tarantino says film not about Manson, takes place 1969
- November 1, 2017: In search for new home, studios reading Tarantino movie
- October 27, 2017: Studios invited to read Tarantino script at WME
- August 12, 2017: Tarantino says movie being misrepresented as a Manson film
- July 12, 2017: Tarantino's next about Manson murders?
- July 11, 2017: Tarantino prepping new movie
- October 13, 2016: Quentin Tarantino Teases Intriguing New Project, Set in 1970