If you're making a movie featuring Sharon Tate as a character, casting Margot Robbie is the obvious slam-dunk move: Robbie looks like Tate, she has the chops to play the role, and she's currently riding a career-high wave of popularity thanks to her Oscar-nominated turn in last year's I, Tonya.
So that's what Quentin Tarantino did.
The choice seems to be paying off! The resemblance is uncanny.
Tate, as you probably already know, is the most famous of the victims claimed in the Manson Family murders of 1969. The precise details of how she factors into Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's plot are still somewhat cloudy (we know she plays the nextdoor neighbor to Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt's characters, but that's about it), but we did recently learned that Tate's sister has signed off on her portrayal, which put many fans - who were uneasy about Tarantino using a real-life murder victim in what's bound to be another hyper-violent crime caper - at ease.
Nothing more to report at this time on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but rest assured we'll be keeping you informed as further updates roll in. Stay tuned.