Hilary Duff is taking on the role of Sharon Tate in The Haunting of Sharon Tate!
Hollywood’s fascination with the Manson murders continues. Hilary Duff is returning to features in the role of murdered actress Sharon Tate in Skyline Entertainment’s psychological horror film The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
This is one of three upcoming film projects about the Manson murders, which occurred a half-century ago next year. The others are Quentin Tarantino’s untitled Manson-related picture and Mary Harron’s Charlie Says.
In Haunting, Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls, Cheaper by the Dozen 2), who plays Tate’s protective ex-boyfriend and confidant, and Lydia Hearst (Between Worlds) round out the principal cast.
Tate was married to filmmaker Roman Polanski when she was brutally stabbed to death in August 1969 at the behest of cult leader Charles Manson. Tate’s unborn son was also murdered – the 26-year-old actress was due to give birth in two weeks. She yelled out at the time, “Please don’t kill me. I just want to have my baby” before being horrifically tortured and then slaughtered, stabbed 16 times. The killers used her blood to write “PIG” on the outside door of her house in the Hollywood Hills.