With 2019 being the 50th anniversary of the tragedy that was the Manson family murders, several projects based on the horrific events have been given the green light. From Quentin Tarantino’s Leonardo DiCaprio-starring film to documentaries, the Manson story is one that will be told at length over the next several months.
As first reported exclusively by Tracking Board, Matt Smith, best known for playing the 11th incarnation of Doctor Who, is currently in talks to play Charles Manson himself in the upcoming indie film The Family.
The creative team of Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner (“American Psycho”) are looking to adapt a few pieces of literature to create a movie that will follow a young grad student named Faith as she works alongside three brainwashed girls who were once part of the deranged Manson family, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, and Susan Atkins with Hannah Murray (“Detroit”) and Marianne Rendon (“Imposters”) in talks to play the latter respectively.
It is also confirmed that the story will be told through a series of flashbacks while the three girls serve prison tin at the California Institute for Women.
Smith is a busy man with his current role in Netflix’s “The Crown” and his upcoming film Mapplethorpe.
Source: Tracking Board