GOLD COAST superstar Margot Robbie will play slain actress Sharon Tate in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino-directed film about the Charles Manson cult.
Robbie has revealed, she first discovered she had landed the coveted role when reading an article online.
The Oscar-nominated actress then phoned her agent for confirmation to be assured the part was hers, if she wanted it.
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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will also reportedly feature Robbie’s Wolf of Wall Street co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as Brad Pitt.
The plot of the film is shrouded in secrecy but is expected to surround the ‘Manson Family’ and the slaughter of five people, carried out at Tate’s home on August 9, 1969.
At the time of her murder Tate was 8 1/2 months pregnant with director Roman Polanski’s baby – he was out of the country.
There were other killings before Manson and four followers were arrested and faced a year-long trial before being convicted and sentenced to death.
All were eventually spared execution and given life sentences after the California Supreme Court struck down the death penalty in 1972.
Manson died in November last year, aged 83.
Robbie, who is currently in Australia to promote the part annimation/part live action Peter Rabbit movie, will reportedly spend Easter with her family on the Gold Coast before heading back to LA.