There are a number of Sharon Tate movies in the works right now, all trying to hit the screen before the 50th anniversary of her murder next year. Quentin Tarantino is doing one. American Psycho‘s Mary Harron is doing another one with Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith as Charles Manson, which seems… odd. Of course, nothing could be odder than The Haunting of Sharon Tate – “psychological horror film” from Skyline Entertainment – starring Hilary Duff (!!!!) as Sharon Tate, Jonathan Bennett (of Mean Girls fame), playing Tate’s protective ex-boyfriend and confidant, and Lydia Hearst as, I don’t know, a fabulous ’60s chick who befriends Sharon? I’m just guessing here.
Anyway. One would think that a Sharon Tate biopic starring Hilary Duff would be doomed to failure, but if you look at the Instagram pic she posted below, you might be shocked. She looks like she actually… might possibly…. pull it off?
And here’s Hilary….
Not bad, huh?
And for those of you who don’t know the story of the murder of ’60s film star Sharon Tate, allow Deadline to refresh you:
Tate was married to filmmaker Roman Polanski when she was brutally stabbed to death in August 1969 at the behest of cult leader Charles Manson. Tate’s unborn son was also murdered – the 26-year-old actress was due to give birth in two weeks. She yelled out at the time, “Please don’t kill me. I just want to have my baby” before being horrifically tortured and then slaughtered, stabbed 16 times. The killers used her blood to write “PIG” on the outside door of her house in the Hollywood Hills.
The Haunting of Sharon Tate “takes a look at the last days leading up to Tate’s murder from her point of view. The plot is inspired by an actual quote from Tate, from an interview published a year before her death, wherein she reveals having dreams about ghosts haunting her house and foreseeing her own death at the hands of a satanic cult.”
(via Deadline; Top photos: Pacific Coast News and Media Punch)