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Matt Smith Takes on a Dark Role in Upcoming Movie

written by Katelyn Fiorentino February 9, 2018
Black and white portrait of Matt Smith

Matt Smith has certainly made a name for himself in the film and television industry. From his work in hit TV series Doctor Who and The Crown, to movies such as Terminator Genisys, he’s played a wide variety of roles. This upcoming role may be his darkest. Matt Smith is said to play Charles Manson in a movie called Charlie Says. As Manson passed earlier in November, the timing of this movie makes it all the spookier.

Charles Manson, who will be played by Matt Smith in upcoming movie "Charlie Says."

Mary Harron will be in charge of the film, along with Jeremy M. Rosen who will be producing the movie. Mary is the director of American Psycho, so it’s safe to say she can handle this film’s plot. The story is about the Manson murder and will star Hannah Murray from Game of Thrones. As if that weren’t enough, the movie will also star Odessa Young from Assassination Nation. Here’s a brief look into the plot by The Hollywood Reporter:

‘Charlie Says’ will focus on the three young women (Murray, Young and Rendon) who were sentenced to death following the infamous murder case of Manson (Smith). When the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment.

Give Matt Smith a Crown for ‘The Crown’

Besides Smith’s adventures in Doctor Who, he’s gained a lot of recognition for his role as Prince Philip. The Crown first aired in November of 2016, and has acquired a plentiful amount of fans. So, the popularity of this show, and of Matt Smith, makes Harron’s casting decision seem slick.

Matt Smith plays Prince Philip in 'The Crown.'

There is sure to be controversy over the choice of casting, along with the movie itself. Movies or shows of serial killers/evil people seem to bring in viewers, whether they be positive or negative. The most we can do is hope the movie is done well, and that we see an awful lot of Matt Smith.

So, geeks! What are your thoughts on the choice of casting, along with the whole idea of the movie? If you plan on watching it, let us know! We love to hear your feedback and opinions.

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