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Quentin Tarantino finds his Charles Manson for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Damon Herriman has been signed on to play Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

hollywood Updated: Aug 29, 2018 13:45 IST
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Damon Herriman, who had a recurring role on FX's Justified, will play the cult leader of the quasi-commune Manson Family in the film

Australian actor Damon Herriman has been signed on to play Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The 48-year-old actor, who had a recurring role on FX's Justified, will play the cult leader of the quasi-commune Manson Family in the film, EW has confirmed.

The film, which features Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in lead roles, also stars Maya Hawke, the daughter of Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, Austin Butler and Lorenza Izzo.

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The story is set in Los Angeles in 1969 and follows Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), the former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth (Pitt), who are struggling to make it in Hollywood. Rick has a famous next-door neighbour: Sharon Tate (Robbie).

Polish actor Rafal Zawierucha has been cast as Roman Polanski. The star-studded cast also includes names like Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis, James Marsden, Luke Perry and Lena Dunham.

The film is slated to release on July 26 next year.

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First Published: Aug 29, 2018 13:45 IST