Quentin Tarantino has finally found an actor to play the role of Charles Manson in his eagerly anticipated film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’.
Speculation was growing that Tarantino was considering leaving Manson out of the feature as the cast continued to expand but the key role remained unassigned.
However, as suspense continued to grow, the Wrap have now announced that Tarantino’s Manson film has finally cast its Manson… and it will be Australian actor Damon Herriman.
At 48 years of age, Herriman is nearly 15 years older than Manson was at the time of the crimes.
The actor has built his reputation through TV and is best known for his supporting role in the FX series Justified. His role in the upcoming Tarantino movie though is by far his biggest career moment.
Herriman joins an ever-expanding cast which features the likes of Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds and Dakota Fanning and recent addition James Marsden who has followed Tarantino into a supporting role.
On top of that, Emile Hirsch, Luke Perry, Julia Butters, Damian Lewis, Keith Jefferson, Clifton Collins Jr. and Nicholas Hammond will also be included.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tells the tale of TV actor Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth who embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of Dalton and Brad Pitt takes on Cliff Booth. Other high-profile names like Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate, Dakota Fanning will be Squeaky Fromme, Al Pacino Marvin Shwarz.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits cinemas August 9th 2019 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Tate Murders.