Damon Herriman to play Charles Manson for both Quentin Tarantino's 'Once upon a time in Hollywood' and David Fincher's 'Mindhunter'
Having been cast in season 2 of the crime drama by David Fincher, it's a double take villainy for Herriman as he portrays the infamous criminal twice - albeit in different eras.
It's not completely unheard of for an actor to star in an iconic role in more than one titles - and that's exactly the sweet spot Damon Herriman has found himself in.
The Australian hunk, who was recently confirmed for Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' - to star as the on-screen iteration of Charles Manson - will be portraying the infamous role in not just the Hollywood film but an acclaimed TV series as well - Netflix's 'Mindhunter'. Reported to have been cast in the second season of the crime drama by David Fincher himself, it's a double take villainy for Herriman as he portrays the infamous criminal twice - albeit in different eras.
According to Collider, who confirmed the news, the Tarantino movie will be featuring a 1969-esque Manson, meaning a younger version of the cult leader. While in the Netflix series, it's likely that Herriman appears a little older as he takes on the 80's version of Manson, "when he was already behind bars".
As previously reported by multiple outlets, the second season of 'Mindhunter' will be shining the spotlight on Atlanta Child Murders - roughly featuring the years between 1979 and 1981. And with latest reports confirming Herriman's casting as Manson, it's not much of a spoiler for fans as to which direction the Joe Penhall-created crime drama is headed towards.
Either way, it's an exciting time for lovers of crime thrillers and for those who have been following the career of this Aussie actor closely. While the Charles Manson role will be a glorious addition for sure, Herriman has many other noteworthy credits to his name such as 'J. Edgar', 'Son of a Gun', 'The Little Death', 'The Water Diviner' and more.
Hopefully, both 'Mindhunter' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' would continue with the trend, establishing Herriman amongst the fan-favorites in Hollywood. After all, he is already rubbing shoulders with the who's who of the industry, thanks to his role in Tarantino's next.
Grabbing eyeballs for all the right reasons, the ensemble movie boasts a star-studded cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.
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