As the 50th anniversary of the murder of ’60s film star Sharon Tate approaches, Hollywood is gearing up to release three different films about the late actor. One film in particular has garnered attention for being controversial.
Hilary Duff will be starring in the upcoming movie “The Haunting of Sharon Tate.” The trailer for the 2019 film has arrived, and just from watching it, it’s easy to see why Tate’s sister, Debra, shared her disdain for the concept.
In a 2018 interview with PEOPLE, Debra explained her concerns about how the movie would depict her sister. “It doesn’t matter who it is acting in it — it’s just tasteless,” she told the publication. “It’s classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event.”
Duff’s Tate is a horror movie heroine who begins to have premonitions about her own death after a man named Charlie shows up at her door. The man is Charles Manson, the cult leader who ordered several of his followers to murder Tate in 1969.
As the story goes, the actor was 26-years-old and expecting her first child with director Roman Polanski, but was stabbed in her home on Aug. 9, 1969. Manson and his followers also murdered Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Jay Sebring, and Steven Parent that night.
Duff’s “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” is just one of three projects about the late actor. Quentin Tarantino is starring in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” alongside Margot Robbie, while Kate Bosworth will be starring in a film titled “Tate.”
By: Maytinee Kramer