Aussie Actor Damon Herriman To Play Charles Manson For Tarantino
He joins Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in Tarantino's highly anticipated ninth film.
Quentin Tarantino's hunt for Charles Manson has ended with the latest casting news for his upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Aussie actor Damon Herriman will be stepping into the role of the infamous serial killer in Tarantino's 1969-set film, according to The Wrap.
Herriman is probably best known at home for his role as George in Love My Way, where he starred alongside Claudia Karvan, and in the US for his work on the series Justified where he plays Dewey Crowe.
Tarantino's ninth film also announced a handful of other additions to round-out the already star-studded cast, including The Leftovers' Margaret Qualley, Rumer Willis, Dreama Walker and Costa Ronin all joining.
Willis will play actress Joanna Pettet, Walker will star as Connie Stevens and Ronin will play Polish actor Voytek Frykowski, one of the Manson Family's victims.
Though set against the backdrop of the Manson Family Murders in '69, the film will focus on the friendship between Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), and his longtime stuntdouble and friend Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), and their struggles to make it in Hollywood.
They also just so happen to live next door to Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski -- to be played by Margot Robbie and Rafal Zawierucha.
The film also stars Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, James Marsden, Emile Hirsch, Burt Reynolds and Damian Lewis.
While currently slated for a July 26, 2019 release the film was originally scheduled to open in cinemas on August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate.
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