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The Crown’s Matt Smith Set To Play Charles Manson In Film

If you’re a big fan of The Crown, you’ll probably love Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip.

What you may not know is that he’s just been cast as criminal leader, Charles Manson.

The movie is ‘Charlie Says’, and will focus on three young women - Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten – who were initially sentenced to death following the infamous Manson murder case. After the state of California changed its death penalty laws, their sentence changed to life imprisonment.

The movie will follow their transformations as they face the reality of their crimes as a young graduate student is sent in to teach them.

Obviously Charles Manson is also a huge part of the story, and since Matt Smith’s stint on The Crown is now over - the whole cast is being overhauled to introduce older actors - he’s truly free and ready to take on the role.

Not sure I can picture it, but I can’t WAIT to see it…

Source: Cosmopolitan

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