Matt Smith joins ‘Charlie Says’ as Charles Manson

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Matt Smith has been cast as Charles Manson in Charlie Says!

​​In today’s film news roundup, Matt Smith will play Charles Manson, Hawaii drama “Jo, the Medicine Runner” gets distribution and Oscar-nominated “Knife Skills” gets acquired.

Matt Smith of “The Crown” has been been cast as Charles Manson in the independent feature “Charlie Says” with “American Psycho” director Mary Harron attached.

Suki Waterhouse has been cast as Mary Brunner, an early Manson follower, alongside Hannah Murray, Odessa Young, Marianne Rendon, Carla Gugino, Kaylie Carter and Merritt Wever in the drama, which is set to shoot in Los Angeles in the spring and will be introduced to buyers in Berlin later this month.

“Charlie Says” will focus on the three young women (Murray, Young and Rendon) who were sentenced to death following the 1969 murders that were ordered by Manson. After California abolished the death penalty, their sentences were commuted to life in prison. The film will follow their transformations as they face the reality of their crimes.

Source: Variety