Ryan Kwanten Will Play Charles Manson In THE FAMILY
Best known for his role on the HBO Series True Blood, Ryan Kwanten will expand his acting skills into a much darker place beginning in 2011. Kwanten will be taking on the role of Charles Manson in the upcoming film THE FAMILY.
The family is written and directed by Scott Kosar who brought us The Machinist, and follows Manson during the last 1960s. Manson is known for instructing his followers to commit several gruesome murders, the most well known being the killing of actress Sharon Tate in 1969. Manson is still in prison, and has been for nearly four decades.
Kwanten states that the role will be different from his True Blood character, but that he’s excited for the undertaking. “It’s going to be tapping into sort of dark sides of myself and obviously trying to find out as much as you can and then using what’s going to be beneficial in making the film,” Kwanten explained.
The Family will begin production in 2011 during Kwanten’s next True Blood hiatus.
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