HOLY SH!T: Quentin Tarantino to Play Roger Corman In Joe Dante’s Biopic ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes’

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Well, this is one we didn’t see coming…

After rumors surfaced in recent months that Colin Firth was circling the role, news broke today via The Telegraph that claims director Quentin Tarantino has been cast as legendary filmmaker Roger Corman for Joe Dante’s upcoming (and long-gestating) biopic, Kaleidoscope Eyes.

The 87-year-old film innovator opened up with the publication regarding the plot of Dante’s movie, saying, “It’s the story of how I made The Trip in the 1960s about LSD. It starred Jack Nicholson in one of his first roles and I took LSD so I knew what it was all about. It was very controversial but it was the only American picture invited to the Cannes Film Festival that year.” He also confirmed his cameo, saying he’ll be “playing the executive who didn’t want me to make the film.”

Tarantino has gone on record numerous times discussing his love and admiration of Corman’s work, so it only seems fitting that he’s allowed to portray his hero on the silver screen. Tarantino has never held a leading role before, but his brief appearances in films (usually those he’s made) have always been entertaining.

One big question on my mind is this: Who the hell is going to portray young Jack Nicholson? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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