The Spotlight: Samuel L. Jackson hasn't heard from Quentin Tarantino about appearing in his upcoming 'Manson Family' and 'Star Trek' films

The Spotlight: Samuel L. Jackson hasn't heard from Quentin Tarantino about appearing in his upcoming 'Manson Family' and 'Star Trek' films

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It's tough to imagine a Quentin Tarantino movie without a standout performance from Samuel L. Jackson.

Of course, Jackson hasn't appeared in all of Tarantino's eight films but it's pretty close. As actors go, Jackson is Tarantino's most frequent collaborator, appearing in all but 1992's Reservoir Dogs and 2007's Death Proof. 

Tarantino is in pre-production of his 1960's untitled "Manson Family Project" and putting together a writers room for a Star Trek film, but Jackson hasn't heard about being included. 

“I haven’t spoken to Quentin,” Jackson told Vulture. “Last time I saw him was his engagement party and what we talked about then was his engagement. We didn’t talk about what he was getting ready to do or what he was going to do or what the rumors were. None of that came up. Right now, I’m doing stuff until July, so when I hear from him I hear from him, and we’ll go from there.”

We might take Jackson's casting as a given, but he isn't.

“I never take anything for granted in the movie business!” he said, laughing. “You can’t assume that you’re going to be in something just because you’ve been in all the rest of them. I can’t make that assumption. I’m not in Death Proof!”

With a box office that earned back half its budget, that might not be a bad thing.



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