Kate Bosworth to Play Sharon Tate in Biopic

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Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Christofle

The life and work of actress Sharon Tate is set to be the focus of a new biopic starring Kate Bosworth, according to Deadline. The film will be adapted from Greg King's book Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders by Bosworth's husband and frequent collaborator, Michael Polish, who will also direct. Reportedly, the biopic will be heavy on the Sharon Tate and lighter on the Manson murders part. It will look at "Tate’s career, marriage and other relationships she had in Hollywood," instead of focusing solely on her grisly 1969 death at the hands of the Manson family killers. At the time of her death, Tate was married to director Roman Polanski and was about to give birth to his son; she was only 26. In subsequent years, she became a beautifully tragic symbol of the death of the free-love generation, whose talent as an actor was overshadowed by her connection to the Manson story. How — or if — Bosworth and Polish handle that inevitable and sad "Manson murders" part remains to be seen — the pair are shopping the film to the American market now.