Director of ‘American Psycho,’ Matt Smith, reunites with co-writer Guinevere Turner for ‘Charlie Says,’ which focuses on the three “Manson Family” women who were sentenced to death. IFC owns the U.S. rights to the film, with a planned theatrical and video on demand release on May 10, 2019.
Matt Smith (Doctor Who) will play Charles Manson in the film. Chace Crawford will portray Manson family member Tex Watson, while Sosie Bacon plays Patricia Krenwinkel. Other stars include Annabeth Gish, Suki Waterhouse, Hannah Murray, Odessa Young, Marianne Rendon, Carla Gugino, Kaylie Carter, and Merritt Wever.
Turner’s script is based on Karlene Faith’s ‘The Long Prison Journey of Leslie van Houten: Life Beyond The Cult,’ along with the controversial 1971 novel ‘The Family,’ by Ed Sanders. Jeremy M. Rosen and Kevin Shulman produce, along with David Hillary, Dana Guerin, and Michael Guerin as executive producers.
Check out the official synopsis and trailer below:
“Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him—Leslie Van Houten (Murray), Patricia Krenwinkel (Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Rendón)—remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Smith).
“Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio