It was reported earlier today that three major studios, namely Warner Bros., Paramount, and Sony are battling each other in a triple threat Hell in a Cell match to land Quentin Tarantino’s next film — a still-untitled project set in the 60s in and around the time of the Manson Family Murders. For the longest time, the Weinstein Company has been the distributor of Tarantino movies. However, after multiple sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino bid sayonara to his longtime collaborator.
Even since then, studios have been eyeing the opportunity to work with Tarantino, who is easily one of the best filmmakers working today. As for his latest project, Tarantino has already landed Margot Robbie to play actress Sharon Tate. Previous reports also suggested that Tarantino was on the hunt for Brad Pitt and/or Leonardo DiCaprio.
However, Deadline reports that Tarantino has also been in talks with Tom Cruise about starring in his latest project, in one of the two lead roles previously thought to be for Brad Pitt and DiCaprio. Deadline also went on to mention that the decision ultimately boils down to scheduling and dealmaking.
I’m split on this one. As of late, Tom Cruise has been notorious for altering scripts and pushing directors around. However, this is Tarantino we’re talking about and you can bet that he’s not going to be pushed around by anyone. This is not going to be a Tom Cruise movie. This will be 100% a Tarantino movie.