The Haunting of Sharon Tate may wind up being one of the most controversial movies of 2019. It arrives on the anniversary of the gruesome Manson murders, with Hilary Duff starring as the ill-fated actress. Today, we get a look at the first footage, which doesn't appear to portray the crime in accurate fashion, instead selling itself as a re-imagining of events.
The Haunting of Sharon Tate is currently in post-production. The thriller based on true-life events does not yet have an official release date, but it will be in theaters, and more than likely available simultaneously on VOD sometime in early 2019. An official synopsis about the Sharon Tate movie says this.
The Haunting of Sharon Tate re-imagines the last days of Sharon Tate's life (Hilary Duff) before being tragically cut down at the age of 26 by Charles Manson's family of followers.
Some people have been confusing The Haunting of Sharon Tate with Quentin Tarantino's next movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. More so, fans eager to see either movie, have confused the actresses in both, with many believing Hilary Duff is starring as Sharon Tate in Tarantino's movie. Margot Robbie is actually the one who will appear in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is being sold as a big budget affair. This outing is much more sewn together on the cheap.
Debra Tate, sister of Sharon Tate, has been vocal about both movies, which arrive on the 50th Anniversary of Sharon's death. She isn't happy with the casting of either actress, and wishes both movies weren't happening. When it comes to The Haunting of Sharon Tate, she called the exploitation flick both 'classless' and 'tasteless'. This new thriller shows Tate having premonitions about her impending death at the hands of the Manson Family, which is sold through in the trailer. Debra calls that idea completely false.
"It doesn't matter who it is acting in it, it's just tasteless. It's classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event."
Hilary Duff never publicly responded to Debra's concerns. She did call the chance to play Tate an 'incredible opportunity' and then went onto call the late actress, 'an amazing woman', saying the whole experience was, 'a true honor'. Said Saban Films' Bill Bromiley, who is behind releasing the movie.
"The Tate Murders remain a horrifying cultural fascination, even nearly 50 years after they occurred. Hilary is mesmerizing as Sharon Tate; this is a brutal and unsettling story."
You can automatically tell from the trailer that this isn't a biopic or straight forward narrative about the murder and death of Sharon Tate. It's painfully obvious to anyone who knows the history that the movie is taking some great liberties with its source material. The first trailer arrives from the Hilary Update Youtube.