Collider‘s Jeff Sneider is reporting that Damon Herriman, the guy playing the demonic Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is also playing Manson in season #2 of David Fincher’s upcoming em>Mindhunter series. Sneider reports that “while Herriman’s casting in the Tarantino film was announced first, he was actually cast in Mindhunter much earlier, and in fact “already shot his scenes in July.” In other words, Tarantino was almost certainly told about Herriman’s Mindhunter performance (perhaps by Fincher himself) and decided “what the hell…I want someone good playing Manson and this guy is that.” Will Netflix start streaming Mindhunter before the Tarantino film pops on 7.26.19? Sneider is doubtful.
If I’d been in Tarantino’s shoes I would have cast…I was going to say Bob Odenkirk as Manson, but he’s too old now. Certainly to play the 1969 version.