In August 1969, actress and model Sharon Tate was found brutally murdered, along with friends Wojciech Frykowski, Jay Sebring, and Abigail Folger and 18-year-old student Steven Parent. Those responsible for the grisly scene were members of the Manson Family, led by the now recently deceased Charles Manson.
It has been confirmed that ex-Disney superstar Hilary Duff will be portraying the deceased actress in the upcoming The Haunting of Sharon Tate. The film, written and directed by Daniel Farrands, is currently in production and will focus on the last few days before the murders. It will release in time for the 50th anniversary of the events and claims to be inspired by a quote from Tate about a dream she had predicting her own death by a cult.
Just a few days ago, Duff posted a haunting picture of herself resembling Sharon Tate on Instagram, which has stirred a lot of emotions.
Sharon Tate’s sister, Debra, who was a teenager when her sister passed away, told People that the film’s premise of Tate’s premonition is “a total fabrication” and “None of her friends had any knowledge of this.” She also says that it is “tasteless” and “exploitative” and that “It’s classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event.”
At the time of this article, there has been no response to Debra’s comments on behalf of Farrands or Skyline Entertainment, which financed The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
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