Yesterday we reported that Hilary Duff has been confirmed to star as Sharon Tate in The Haunting of Sharon Tate, a film documenting the pregnant actress’s final days leading up to her murder. The biopic is based on a period of time right before the merciless killing of Tate, along with Abigail Folger, Steven Parent, Jay Sebring and Wojciech Fryowski at the hands of the Manson Family on August 9th 1979.
The film, directed by Daniel Farrands, has been slated by Tate’s sister Debra Tate, who recently voiced that she is less than happy about the production.
Debra Tate is renowned for making her voice heard regarding anything relating to her late sister. Last year, she controversially stated that Jennifer Lawrence was “not pretty enough” to play Sharon in Quentin Tarantino‘s film.
Now she is back to confront the makers of The Haunting of Sharon Tate. In a recent interview with People, she called the project “tasteless” and “exploitative”, and went on to say “It’s classless that everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event”.
In another shocking statement, Debra has also claimed that her sister never even had the dreams which sparked the entire film project:
“I know for a fact she did not have a premonition – awake or in a dream – that she and Jay would have their throat cut. I checked with all her living friends. None of her friends had any knowledge of this. Tacky, tacky, tacky.”
Whilst we don’t have a release date for the film just yet, we will keep you updated with all the news surrounding any future announcements.