It would seem murder is kinda having a big moment in Hollywood right now. And, actors who got their start on Disney are landing the leading roles. Ross Lynch and Zac Efron have both portrayed serial killers (Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy, respectively). Now, Hilary Duff is bringing her acting talents to one of the most horrifying killings in American history. In a new trailer for The Haunting of Sharon Tate, we see Hilary in a role totally unlike Lizzie McGuire.
Shortly after midnight on August 1969, members of Charles Manson's "family" broke into Sharon Tate's Los Angeles home. They brutally stabbed to death the pregnant Tate and killed four others. The slayings gripped the nation, and people lived in terror during the month it took to apprehend those responsible for it.
In the new movie, Hilary plays Sharon Tate. Based on the trailer, the film will mostly stick to a retelling of the murders but with one major difference. In this reimagining, Tate has psychic visions of her coming death. The trailer, which at one point shows Tate screaming herself awake from a nightmare, is chilling. Because what could possibly be worse than knowing something terrible is going to happen and no one listening to you?
In addition to Hilary, the film will also star Jonathon Bennett as Jay Sebring, a celebrity hairstylist who the crazed Manson followers also murdered that night. You may remember Jonathon from his role as Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls. You won't need to wait until Oct. 3 to see The Haunting of Sharon Tate. It hits theaters April 5.