Check Out Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Murders Movie

Get a first look at her ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ role here.

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What we know about Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: It stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as a down-and-out stuntman and his actor pal. It’s not about the murders committed by the Charles Manson family in the summer of 1969, but it does star Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate. 

Robbie Instagrammed the first look of her as Tate, and it’s a little like seeing a ghost.

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This is Robbie’s first collaboration with Tarantino, and she’s obviously pretty excited, telling Indiewire she has “always wanted to see him work.” 

She also said she’d like to “see how he runs a set, and how he directs people, and what the vibe is onset, and what’s in the script, and then what happens on the day.”

Filming with DiCaprio and Pitt

DiCaprio recently dropped a pic on Instagram of him and Pitt in all their late-’60s glory.

Here’s what happens in the movie, per a more detailed synopsis than you might find in a quick Google search. From Vanity Fair:

Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story. Deadline says Tarantino wants Margot Robbie, currently enjoying accolades for her role as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, for the role of Tate.

Here’s hoping she doesn’t find out how Tarantino might stage the absolutely horrific massacre of Tate, hairdresser Jay Sebring, heiress Abigail Folger, and Voytek Frykowski. 

The Manson murders were acts of nightmarish savagery and that’s kind of in Tarantino’s wheelhouse.

Something tells us this is worth the wait, no matter how things go down on screen.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set to premiere on July 26, 2019.