Margot Robbie could be the latest actress to take on the role of Sharon Tate.
The I,Tonya star, 27, is in negotiations to play the late actress — who was brutally murdered by members of Charles Manson’s cult in 1969 — in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Los Angeles, according to Deadline.
Tarantino offered Robbie the part over the summer and she is now in the process of making the deal official, the website reports.
Robbie, who recently earned an Oscar nomination for playing Tonya Harding, joins Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for the directors ninth film. Pitt worked with Tarantino on Inglorious Basterds and DiCaprio worked with him on Django Unchained. Robbie and DiCaprio previously appeared together in Wolf of Wall Street.
Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the production will feature DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, the former star of a western TV series, and Pitt as his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth. They’re both struggling to survive in a Hollywood they no longer recognize. Although, one person they do recognize is Rick’s next-door neighbor: Tate.
“I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old,” says Tarantino. “I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A. and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
Tate’s sister Deborah previously told TMZ that between Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence, she would prefer Robbie for the role.
“I think Sharon’s look was very unique and I just don’t know how it’s going to be done,” Deborah told PEOPLE. “Margot Robbie is a very pretty girl, there’s no doubt about that.”
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