Today the rumours were confirmed: Hilary Duff will be playing the role of actress Sharon Tate in upcoming film The Haunting of Sharon Tate. The production will also star Jonathan Bennet (Mean Girls) and Lydia Hurst (Between Worlds).
Sharon Tate, pregnant and married to Roman Polanski at the the time, was brutally slaughtered at the hands of the notorious Charles Manson and his cult.
Duff recently posted a photo to Instagram of herself in Sharon Tate’s famous hair and makeup, preparing for the big role.
On August 9th 1979, the Manson Family broke into Tate’s property and proceeded to meticulously torture and kill the actress, Abigail Folger, Steven Parent, Jay Sebring and Wojciech Frykowski.
The new film, which will be directed by Daniel Farrands (and is completely separate from one also currently being made by Quentin Tarantino), will focus on the days leading up to Tate’s murder, and is said to be inspired by a chilling quote from Tate herself. A year before her murder, Tate allegedly revealed in an interview that she had been having dreams predicting her own demise at the hands of a cult and had also dreamt about being haunted by ghosts at her home.
We don’t have a release date for the film yet, but we will keep you updated as we hear more.